Andre Bregegere (b. 1975 in Paris, France) moved to the United States in 2002 and joined the Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he studied Jazz composition with Ken Pullig and Greg Hopkins earning his BM in 2005. He entered the Aaron Copland School of Music in 2006, where he studied composition with Bruce Saylor. In 2008, he was awarded the Enhanced Chancelor's Fellowship from the City University of New York, where he is now working towards his Ph. D, studying composition with Jeff Nichols. Mr. Bregegere is currently serving as a Graduate Teaching Fellow at Queens College, Flushing. As a composer, Mr. Bregegere's work has been recognized with several awards, including the George Perle Composition Prize (2008), and the Charles Mingus Composition Award (2005). His music have been performed in the US by ensembles including Ken Pullig's Jazz Composers Orchestra, Cygnus, New Music Singers, Duo Romi, MIVOS quartet, Lunatics at Large, and Second Instrumental Unit. His quartet, Vol de nuit, was featured at the ACA festival in June 2008. A founding member of the new music organization Dr. Faustus, Mr. Bregegere has also been involved for the past three years in the organization and promotion of new music concerts in NYC, featuring, among others, Dave Fulmer, Marc Williams (Second Instrumental Unit); William Anderson; Cynthia Powell (Stonewall Chorale); Tom Palny, David Lisker (Trofeo String Quartet).