Andy Thierauf is a Philadelphia-based percussionist and composer who specializes in the creation and performance of contemporary music. He is particularly interested in combining percussion with theater, dance, and technology. He has appeared in Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Argentina, and across the Midwest at music festivals, conferences, and symposiums. Andy has performed at SEAMUS and PASIC on several occasions and is a member of the PAS Music Technology Committee. Andy is half of stb x at, a dance/percussion duo with dancer and choreographer Sean Thomas Boyt. The ensemble has performed at various universities, art galleries, and non-traditional venues across the Midwest and East coast. A native of Cincinnati, OH, Andy received his B.M. from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, his M.M. from The Ohio State University, and his D.M.A. degree in percussion performance and pedagogy at The University of Iowa under the direction of Dan Moore. He has studied percussion with Rusty Burge, Jim Culley, Allen Otte, Susan Powell and Joe Krygier, and composition with Tom Wells, Marc Ainger, Larry Fritts, and David Gompper.
Education: University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, BM; The Ohio State University, MM; The University of Iowa, DMA Percussion Performance and Pedagogy
Specialties: Percussion, Music Technology