Instrumental Music, Conducting, Orchestration and Arranging
Associate Professor of Music
Andrew D. Pease serves as Associate Professor of Music and Director of Instrumental Music at Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY, where he directs the Wind Ensemble and Brass Ensemble and teaches conducting, orchestration, and composition. At Hartwick, he spearheaded the creation of the pathbreaking album, Stravinsky: Alone No More, with the Hartwick Faculty Wind Octet, released by Mark Masters. Beyond Hartwick, he is co-conductor of the Catskill Valley Wind Ensemble, a community band also based in Oneonta, and co-conductor of the professional Oneonta Community Concert Band. His guest conducting work has spanned elementary through professional groups, and has taken him to several states and the United Kingdom, including two appearances at Carnegie Hall with bands from Hartwick College and Columbia University. He completed his DMA degree in wind conducting at Arizona State University, studying with Gary Hill, Wayne Bailey, and William Reber. His work there earned him the 2017 American Prize in Wind Band Conducting at the collegiate level.
Dr. Pease started his career in New York City, directing the Columbia University Wind Ensemble and the community band Columbia Summer Winds. He also taught elementary and high school band in New York and Arizona, and remains committed to public education as a board member of the New York State Band Directors Association (NYSBDA). He has additional degrees from Dartmouth College, Teachers College at Columbia University, and Hofstra University. His past conducting teachers include Max Culpepper, Melinda O’Neal, Dino Anagnost, and Peter Boonshaft, as well as clinics with other leading figures in the conducting world.
Dr. Pease runs two websites dedicated to the music of the wind band. Wind Band Literature (https://windliterature.org) has been used as a repertoire resource for bands around the world. The Wind Band Symphony Archive (https://windsymphonies.org) is a dynamic record of all known symphonies written for wind band.