Andre Madatian


Andre Madatian Tennessee State University Nashville music faculty

Andre  Madatian is a guitarist, composer, and educator currently residing in Nashville, Tennessee.    Andre  holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Film Scoring with a minor in Contemporary Conducting from Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts and a Master of Music in Composition from Middle Tennessee State University. 
He has become inspired by classical and film music to pursue a career in composition and has written many orchestral and concert works. Andre was the grand prize winner of the Nashville Philharmonic Orchestra's 2023 Composition Competition for his Symphony No. 1, 1st mvmt- "Assertion of the Truth", which included a world premiere of the piece. In addition to concert composition,  Andre composes for numerous music licensing companies and has over 100 placements on 6 television networks. His recent credits include composing additional music cues for national television shows including  “America’s Got Talent” on NBC, the PGA Tour Championships Learning Center show on the Golf Channel, "Say Yes to The Dress Atlanta: Season 9" on TLC, "NFL Monday QB” on CBS Sports, and "The Book of John Gray" on the Oprah Winfrey Network to name a few. 
Aside from composing, Andre is also an active touring guitarist as well as an educator where he mentors students from all around the globe in several areas including composition, arranging, orchestration, and music theory. Andre is a full-time professor of music at Tennessee State University, where he teaches arranging, music appreciation, and directs a commercial music ensemble. 

Andre   Madatian

Guitarist, Composer, Educator

Assistant Professor of Music  |  Tennessee State University