Andrew Shryock is a musicologist at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee (Boston, MA). His research examines intersections of music, literature, and aesthetics in eighteenth-century England and specifically in the music of George Frideric Handel. This interest in music-text relations extends also to hip hop.
His work on these topics appears in books and journals including This Is the Sound of Irony (Ashgate) and Notes. He has delivered papers at numerous conferences including the national meetings of the American Musicological Society, Handel Institute (UK), Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, and Society for Textual Studies. He has won numerous awards and fellowships including the Frank Hideo Kono Fellowship (2010–11) at the Huntington Library (CA).
Andrew regularly provides concert essays and pre-concert lectures for ensembles including Rockport Music,New England Classical Singers, Back Bay Chorale, Music at Marsh Chapel, and Harmonie Universelle (Atlanta, GA).
Andrew has taught at University of Massachusetts-Boston, Tufts University, and Boston University. He also served as General Manager for the early music ensemble The Boston Camerata.
As a performer, Andrew specializes in music of the baroque era. He has appeared as a soloist or professional ensemble member with Music at Marsh Chapel (MA), Handel + Haydn Society (MA), Arcadia Players (MA), Georgia Tech Chamber Choir (GA), St. Louis Church Concert Series (MD), Assisi Performing Arts (Italy), and additional ensembles.