PhD, BAS Cape Town, Diploma Music Synthesis Berklee, Deputy HOD
Professor Andrew Lilley is a founding member of the Jazz Studies programme at the South African College of Music. He has an established international and national footprint as a creative artist and plays a significant role in leadership, management and administration of the department
Professor Lilley’s research focus is jazz performance and composition. He has extensive performing and recording credits and is the author of published original creative and analytical work. Highlights of research from inception in the Jazz Studies programme include Variations in Space performed at Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London, June 1994, the award-winning musical score for the MNet New Directions film Angel in 1996 and the coordination of and performance at Visions and Voices at the Bovard Auditorium in California. In the current cycle, he has expanded his footprint considerably with regular overseas performances, tours and international exposure of compositional works. Highlights include appearances at the Stockholm International Jazz Festival, a tour of the Czech Republic and Slovakia with award-winning South African songstress Melanie Scholtz and regular performances in Berlin at well-established jazz venues including the Badenscherhof Jazz Club and B-Flat Acoustic Music. Recognition of his compositional work is evident in his receiving the UCT Creative Works Award in 2019 for the recorded album Brother Gone and reaching finalist positions in international songwriting competitions. He has also published a critical monograph on Bheki Mseleku with African Minds publishers.