Andrew Baldwin

Andrew Baldwin

Andrew Baldwin

Percussion, Drum Set

Andrew Baldwin is a recent graduate from the University of Wisconsin- Madison with a master of music in percussion performance under Anthony Di Sanza, Thomas Ross, and Todd Hammes. While at UW Madison, he used the opportunity to study music both within (snare, timpani, mallet percussion) and outside (congas, doumbek, djembe, frame drum, joropo maracs) of the western classical tradition with focus on Afro-Cuban (congas) and Brazilian (Maracatu, Regge, Pagode, and Rio) drumming,as well as developing a unique voice with his jazz playing and compositions. His studies have also included travel to New York to perform at Carnegie Hall with the Symphonic Wind ensemble and to Beijing and Shenyang, China to perform with the UW Madison Percussion Ensemble.

He has performed for master classes and festivals including artists such as Carl Allen, She-e Wu, Greg Beyer, Jack Van Geem, Nancy Zeltsman, and Mike Truesdell. Alongside the UW Whitewater Symphonic Wind Ensemble, he has performed at Carnegie Hall and Symphony Center in Chicago. Andrew has also had the pleasure to play alongisde Ohio jazz violinist Christian Howes, Las Vegas jazz vibraphonist Christian Tambour, Roy “Futureman” Wooten, and Sō Percussion. During his undergrad, he formed the saxophone/percussion duo, “Wood/Wind”, recording a chronology of pieces showcasing the development of writing for the pairing. In 2017, Andrew had the extreme pleasure ofplaying auxiliary percussion and vibraphone on the soundtrack for the film “Brawl in Cell Block 99”.

Andrew loves playing all types of music: from being in the percussion section of an orchestra to being the drummer for a fusion group. He enjoys teaching and helping guide others on their musical journey.

To contact/schedule a lesson with Andrew email metzgermusicstudio@gmail.com or call 773-744-1156