Creating deep emotive musical languages that build cultural and artistic bridges, the music of Andrea Clearfield is performed widely in the US and abroad. She has written over 160 works for opera, chorus, orchestra, chamber ensemble, dance, and multimedia. She was recently composer-in-residence with National Concerts at Carnegie Hall. A number of her compositions are inspired by Tibetan music fieldwork that she conducted in the Nepalese Himalaya. Among her works are sixteen cantatas, including one for the Philadelphia Orchestra. She has been awarded a Pew Center International Residency Award, a Pew Fellowship in the Arts, two Independence Foundation Fellowships, and Fellowships at the Rockefeller’s Bellagio Center among others. Clearfield sits on the Boards of the Recording Academy/Grammy’s Philadelphia Chapter as well as Wildflower Composers, amplifying the voices of female and gender-expansive young composers. Passionate about creating community around the arts, she is also founder of the Philadelphia Salon featuring contemporary, classical, jazz, electronic, dance, and world music since 1986.