Neal Endicott is a composer, saxophonist, and educator based out of the Lansing, Michigan area. Neal’s music, which ranges from solo piano works to large-scale symphonic wind and orchestra compositions, is informed by his background in jazz, his modernist harmonic vocabulary, and a zeal for rhythmic and metric complexity. Notable performances of Neal’s work include the premiere of his Concerto for Soprano Saxophone and Orchestra by the Michigan State University Symphony Orchestra, and recent commissions by the MSU Concert Orchestra (“Color and Clangor”) and the Pure Winds Quintet (“Amaro”). Neal’s music has been performed throughout the country as well as abroad in Spain and the Ukraine.
Neal has served as Adjunct Professor of Music Composition at Saginaw Valley State University and is currently pursuing his Doctorate in Composition at Michigan State University where he studies with Dr. Alexis Bacon and Dr. David Biedenbender.