Andrew is a first year Doctoral Student (DMA) in the studio of Marina Piccinini at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University where he previously earned his MM as a full-scholarship recipient. While at Peabody, he have twice been featured as a soloist with the Peabody Camerata, performing Edgar Varèse's "Density 21.5" for flute solo and Pierre Boulez's "...explosante-fixe..." for flute and chamber orchestra. In addition, he was named first prizewinner in the 2012 Baltimore Music Club solo competition. An active proponent of promoting chamber music, Andrew was recently named Flutist and Co-Artistic Director of the Light Street Chamber players in Baltimore. Andrew completed his undergraduate studies at both Oberlin College and Conservatory where he earned degrees in both Flute Performance (BM) and in French (BA) while studying with former Orchestre de Paris solo flutist, Michel Debost. At Oberlin Andrew served as principal flutist of the Oberlin Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra and was also a secondary flute instructor for college music majors and flute minors. In the fall of 2010, he studied flute at the Conservatoire Nationale de Paris with Magali Mosnier, solo flutist of the Orchestre Philharmonique de la Radio France, as well as French painting and francophone literature at La Sorbonne – Université de Paris IV. Andrew has performed in masterclasses for Paula Robison, Marina Piccinini, Bonita Boyd, Emmanuel Pahud, Philippe Bernold, Julien Beaudiment, Carol Wincenc, Maron Khoury, Eric Lamb and Denis Bluteau and has attended summer festivals at Le Domaine Forget and l'Académie Interntionale d'été à Nice. Additional studies include Laurie Sokoloff (piccolo), Emily Skala, Jeffrey Khaner, Kathleen Chastain, Carolyn Christie, Ronna Ayscue, and Beverly Pugh-Cory. In addition to his active performance calendar, Andrew is also an active and passionate teacher and currently maintains an active studio between DC and Baltimore, using his own performance experience to provide a strong foundation for his own pedagogical techniques.
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