Bio 

 

Dr. Andrew Angell performs regularly in the Seattle area, and is frequently called upon for clinics, masterclasses, and adjudication. He has given lectures at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention as well as at Washington State Percussive Arts Society Days of Percussion. He specializes in performance with live electronics, and is highly involved in exploring the combination of technology and acoustic percussion performance. 

Andrew has performed with a variety of ensembles including the Vashon Opera, Vespertine Opera, Tempe Symphony, West Valley Symphony, Seattle Rock Orchestra, Pacific Crest Wind Symphony, Plexure Percussion Trio, Anomaly Percussion Group, as well as various pop and rock bands. He as been a soloist with the University of Washington and Portland State University Percussion Ensembles, the University of Washington Wind Ensemble and appeared as a guest artist with the Phoenix College Percussion Ensemble. Performances have taken Andrew across the United States as well as internationally to China.

Andrew is an adjunct instructor of orchestral percussion at Edmonds Community College, and maintains a studio of private percussion students and directs the percussion ensemble. He also currently holds the position of Vice President for the Washington State Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society, and is a member of the Percussive Arts Society Music Technology Committee. While at University of Washington and Portland State University Andrew served as Graduate Teaching Assistant of Percussion. His duties included teaching private lessons, percussion ensemble, and percussion methods. Additionally, Andrew has been a clinician and judge for percussion contests and festivals in Washington, Oregon, and Arizona.

Dr. Angell earned his Doctor of Musical Arts in Percussion Performance degree at the University of Washington. He previously earned a Master of Music degree in Performance at Portland State University, as well as a Bachelor of Music degree in Percussion Performance at Central Washington University. His primary teachers have included Tom Collier, Mike Crusoe, Joel Bluestone, and Mark Goodenberger.

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