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Andrew Baldwin
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Vibraphone, Various world/hand percussion
Andrew Baldwin has recently received his master of music in percussion performance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison under Anthony Di Sanza. He has had the opportunity to perform for master classes and festivals including artists such as Carl Allen (former director of Jazz Studies at the Juilliard School), She-e Wu (Marimba virtuoso, professor at Northwestern), Greg Beyer (professor at Northern Illinois University), Jack Van Geem (Retired principle percussionist with the San Francisco Symphony), Nancy Zeltsman (marimba virtuoso, professor at the Boston Conservatory) and Mike Truesdell (internationally acclaimed percussionist, Rutgers university). Alongside the UW Whitewater Symphonic Wind Ensemble, he has performed at Carnegie Hall in New York and Symphony Center in Chicago, and once more at Carnegie with the UW Madison Symphonic Wind Ensemble. He has also performed in China with the UW Madison Percussion Ensemble. With his jazz playing, he has shared the stage with Ohio jazz violinist Christian Howes (professor at Berklee College of Music, named among top three jazz violinists by JazzTimes critics poll), Las Vegas jazz vibraphonist Christian Tambour, and Roy “Futureman” Wooten (drummer of Bela Fleck and the Flecktones and the Jeff Coffin Mu’tet). His jazz compositions have also garnered praise at the Elmhurst and Eau Claire jazz festivals. During his undergrad, he formed the saxophone/percussion duo, “Wood/Wind”, recording a chronology of pieces showcasing the development of writing for the pairing. During the summers, he teaches and coaches jazz and percussion at the UW Whitewater Summer Band Camps and acts as a collaborative musician at the Interlochen Center of the Arts in Michigan.