Andrew Barlow is currently the Director of Percussion at Morton Ranch High School in Katy, TX.

 

Andrew 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.

 

Andrew moved to the Houston area from New York, NY.  There he served as a freelance percussionist, drummer, and educator.  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.  

Andrew has been involved with the marching percussion activity for 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, The Academy Drum & Bugle Corps, Spirit of America Percussion Ensemble, The Connecticut Hurricanes Drum & Bugle Corps, and United Percussion Indoor Percussion Ensemble.  In 2015 Andrew was the Battery Percussion Coordinator for Spirit of Atlanta Drum & Bugle Corps from Atlanta, GA.  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.

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

Andrew is a member of The Percussive Arts Society, The American Federations of Musicians and an educational artist for Innovative Percussion Inc. and Pearl/Adams Corporation.  Andrew currently resides in Katy, TX with his wife Melissa.