Bio

 

     

Andrew Barlow serves as Percussion Faculty at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

Andrew is currently a doctoral student at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and he pursued a double Masters degree in Percussion Performance and Music Education from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  He also holds Bachelor degrees in Music Education and Percussion Performance from Mars Hill University in Mars Hill, North Carolina.

His involvement with the marching percussion activity spans over a decade.  He has served as a percussion instructor for groups such as The Cadets Drum & Bugle Corps, The Cadets2 Drum & Bugle Corps, The Reading Buccaneers Drum & Bugle Corps, Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps, The Academy Drum & Bugle Corps, The Colts Drum and Bugle Corps, Spirit of America Percussion Ensemble, The Connecticut Hurricanes Drum & Bugle Corps, Monarch Independent Percussion and United Percussion Indoor Percussion Ensemble.  Currently, Andrew is the Percussion Supervisor for The Mandarins Drum and Bugle Corps from Sacramento, California. His marching career includes performing with The Cadets, Carolina Crown, and Magic of Orlando. He was also a member of the renowned percussion ensemble Music City Mystique.

Before living in Greensboro, Andrew served as a freelance percussionist, drummer, and educator in New York, NY.  Broadway touring credits include roles as a Percussionist and the Percussion Manager for the Tony and Emmy Award winning Broadway show Blast!.  Off-Broadway credits include The Golem of Havana and Billy, Goat, Gruff The Musical. Andrew has performed and recorded with Madonna, Kevin Antunes, American Idol's Kimberley Locke, and legendary drum set artist Swiss Chris.  

During his career, Andrew has studied percussion with Thom Hannum, Dr. Eric Willie, Dr. Brian Tinkel, Yousif Sheronick, Rolando Morales-Matos, Colin McNutt, Tom Aungst, Ian Hale, Wes Powers, Michael Moore, and Tony Del Rivero.  

Andrew is a member of The Percussive Arts Society and an artist for Zildjian Cymbals, Innovative Percussion Inc. and Pearl/Adams Corporation.  Andrew currently resides in Greensboro, NC with his wife Melissa and their son Aiden.