“In Andrew Maxfield’s settings of [Wendell] Berry’s texts, we feel a … clarity of purpose. This is music that draws reverently and articulately from our rich traditions—harmonic and communal—but is written for today’s ensembles and audiences. … Maxfield’s ample demonstration of craft is typified not just in his artful treatment of text and use of the human instrument, but in his restraint. This is straightforward and honest music.”
— Dr. Jo-Michael Scheibe, Choral and Sacred Music Chair, Thornton School of Music–University of Southern California
Dr. Robert Baldwin, Director of Orchestral Activities, The University of Utah / Music Director, Salt Lake Symphony
I find Andrew Maxfield’s work to be engaging and relevant. His music reaches audiences yet maintains sophistication and compositional integrity. His use of texts is particularly inspiring and bring in the audience with words, concepts and sound.
Helena Von Rueden, The Piedmont Singers
Maxfield’s work displays rich harmonization and masterful text setting.
Dr. George Case, Music Director, The Boston Cecilia & Newburyport Choral Society
His music is well-crafted, approachable, American, and my singers have taken well to it. He has a great affinity for good texts and a love for the voice.