Andrew Bockman is an active performer, educator, and composer from Tampa, Florida. He is a Doctoral candidate in Percussion Performance and Literature at the Eastman School of Music where he received the prestigious Performer’s Certificate in 2018. Andrew received a Master’s degree in percussion from Eastman in 2019 as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in percussion from Florida State University in 2017 where he graduated Summa Cum Laude.
With a passion for both orchestral and chamber music, Andrew has performed with a variety of ensembles including the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Eastman Wind Ensemble and Philharmonia, Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, Eastman Percussion Ensemble, and Eastman’s Musica Nova. Most recently, he performed as timpanist with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra during their 2021 summer season. Andrew has performed at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) with the Eastman Percussion Ensemble in 2017, premiering works by John Psathas and Michael Burritt, as Principal Timpanist with the Eastman Wind Ensemble on their 2019 tour to Severance Hall, and as a soloist at the 2016 McCormick Marimba Festival. He can be heard with the National Orchestral Institute in their 2020 album Bernstein, Gershwin & Copland: Works released on NAXOS, and with the acclaimed FSU Percussion Ensemble in their Volume Three: Ten Windows on Garnet House Productions.
Andrew is an alumnus of the Arts Leadership Certificate Program at Eastman, and is dedicated to forging new pathways for the future of concert music. Through the Institute for Music Leadership, he has held administrative positions with the Grammy award-winning Third Coast Percussion and with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra’s Development team. Andrew has attended workshops and taken courses on leadership issues in music, teaching artistry, and entrepreneurial thinking. He currently works as a Student Blogger for the Eastman Journal.