ANDREW BILL is from Minneapolis, MN, where he studied under Elliot Fine, Principal Percussionist for the Minnesota Orchestra. Upon relocating to Texas, he pursued a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from the University of North Texas. While at UNT, he studied marimba performance under She-E Wu, Dr. Robert Schietroma, and Leigh Howard Stevens. Bill was a member of the Wind Symphony under the direction of Eugene Corporon and a member of the P.A.S. Champion “A” Drum line. In 1994 he traveled to Ghana, West Africa to study Ewe tribal drumming with Gideon Foli Aliwoye and the late master drummer Godwin Agbeli.
Andrew has been a staff member for Yamaha Sounds of Summer and The University of North Texas Drum Line Camps. He has performed in numerous Disney productions under the direction of Charles Jones, and has worked with the University of Texas at Arlington and the University of North Texas Percussion Programs, as well as the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps from Canton, Ohio.
Bill served as the Percussion Coordinator for the Northwest Independent School District in Ft. Worth, TX from 2002-2009, and is an active clinician and adjudicator throughout Texas, California, and the Southwest. He currently instructs the Santa Monica, Mira Costa and Los Angeles High Schools, and is a regular artist and instructor for the Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles and Harmony Projects under the direction of Los Angeles Philharmonic Conductor Gustavo Dudamel. Andy is a regular collaborator and performer in the L.A. Based modern music collective Wild Up, and holds endorsement agreements with Vic Firth, Remo, Mapex and Majestic percussion.