Andrew Shenton

Professor of Music, School of Theology

Andrew Shenton is a scholar, prize-winning author, performer, and educator based in Boston, Massachusetts. Born in England, he first studied at The Royal College of Music in London, and holds bachelor, masters and doctoral degrees from London University, Yale, and Harvard respectively.

He has toured extensively in Europe and the US as a conductor, recitalist, and clinician. He has been the recipient of numerous scholarships and awards including a Harvard Merit Fellowship, Harvard’s Certificate of Distinction in Teaching, and a Junior Fellowship from the Humanities Center at Boston University.

He has given more than eighty premieres by composers such as John Tavener, Judith Weir, and Arvo Pärt. Moving freely between musicology and ethnomusicology Shenton’s work is best subsumed under the heading ‘music and transcendence,’ and includes several major publications on Messiaen, Pärt, and others.

Dr. Shenton is Professor of Music at Boston University, and Conductor of the critically acclaimed professional ensemble Vox Futura. Dr. Shenton directs the Master of Sacred Music program and the Boston University Messiaen Project. In addition to his position at the School of Theology, Professor Shenton also serves on the faculties of the School of Music (CFA) and CAS/GRS.