The Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), an orchestra dedicated exclusively to commissioning, performing, and recording new orchestral music, proudly welcomed its 2011-13 Music Alive Composer-in-Residence Andrew Norman. BMOP was one of five orchestras nationwide selected for an extended Music Alive residency, a program of Meet the Composer and the American Symphony Orchestra League. Norman's works have been commissioned and premiered by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Minnesota Orchestra, Tonhalle Orchester Zurich, Oakland East Bay Symphony, Grand Rapids Symphony, New York Youth Symphony, Aspen Music Festival, Caramoor Music Festival, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, and the Heidelberg Philharmonic. Andrew recently finished a two-year term as Composer-in-Residence for Young Concert Artists. A composer of chamber and orchestral music and a committed educator, his music exudes wit, clarity and vigor. During the two-year residency, BMOP will be commissioning a large symphonic work by Norman scheduled to premiere in 2013. In addition, BMOP will record some of Norman's pieces for a prospective BMOP/sound album.