- B.M., University of Kentucky
- M.M., University of Nevada–Las Vegas
- D.M.A., University of Arizona
Dr. Drew Andreatta is an Adjunct Instructor of Percussion at the College of Wooster. He directs the Scot Marching Band Drumline, Percussion Ensemble, African Diaspora Drumming Ensemble, Percussion Methods and Applied Lessons. In addition, Dr. Andreatta is an active performer in contemporary, world, and traditional music. He has premiered several works, including a Percussion Concerto, with the Aberdeen Sinfonietta while in Residence at the University of Aberdeen in Aberdeen, Scotland.
His interests include creating diverse performance opportunities. He recently presented at the Cuyahoga County Public Library and Southwest General Hospital. Additionally, he performs with Full 90, a traditional Irish band, where he plays percussion and guitar. He also arranges and performs classical and contemporary works for percussion including his 6 Italian Arias Arranged for Marimba and Soprano (2018, PerMus) and his dissertation topic Three Lou Harrison Percussion Ensembles Arranged for Percussion Soloist (2013).
Andreatta has worked with students of all levels, pre-K through adults. He teaches private lessons and percussion ensemble at several Middle and High Schools in Northeast Ohio. He also facilitates world music/drum camps for children. He enjoys working in private and group settings with students from diverse backgrounds, older adult learners, and students with disabilities.
Dr. Andreatta is a former performer and panelist at the Percussive Arts Society’s (PAS) International Convention and a former member of the PAS Scholarly Research and Collegiate Committees. Also, he was a member of the Bluecoats and the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps. He holds degrees in Music Performance from the University of Arizona (D.M.A.-Ethnomusicology Minor), the University of Nevada – Las Vegas (M.M.), and the University of Kentucky (B.M.). Primary teachers include Gary Cook, Norman Weinberg, Dean Gronemeier and James B. Campbell.