Assistant Professor of Percussion; Director of Percussion Studies
Texas A&M University-Commerce (B.M.)
Colorado State University (M.M.)
The University of Texas at Austin (D.M.A.).
Dr. Andrew Lynge is currently the Assistant Professor of Percussion at The University of Alabama. At The University of Alabama he coordinates percussion activities that include the UA Percussion Ensemble, applied lessons, and the percussion methods course. Along with his position at The University of Alabama, he is the Principal Percussionist with the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra. He is the Vice President/President-Elect of the Alabama Chapter, Percussive Arts Society and is also a member of the Percussive Arts Society Education Committee. He was the Assistant Professor of Percussion at Jacksonville State University (Jacksonville, Alabama) from 2017 – 2019.
As an international solo percussionist Dr. Lynge was an invited artist for the 2019 World Percussion Movement (Bari, Italy) and the 16th International Patagonia Percussion Festival (General Roca, Argentina). He had the pleasure of performing solo and ensemble concerts, as well as the opportunity to present clinics and master classes at these festivals. A recent clinic tour through Italy (January, 2019) included clinics and master classes at Conservatorio Superiore di Musica, Acquaviva delle Fonti, Conservatorio di Matera, Conservatorio di Cesena, and Liceo Musicale Ancona. Along with his international travels, Dr. Lynge has performed regularly at PASIC, TMEA, AMEA, and at various PAS Days of Percussion and universities throughout the United States. In 2016 Dr. Lynge was a featured soloist with the International Percussion Ensemble Competition winner Lone Star High School with a performance of Keiko Abe’s Reflections on Japanese Children’s Songs IIIat the Percussive Arts Society International Convention. Recently, Dr. Lynge was invited to judge the 2019 All-Star Collegiate Percussion Ensemble Competition, which is an ensemble comprised of the top collegiate percussion students at the international level.
Dr. Lynge is a founding member of Epoch Percussion, which is a percussion quartet that promotes the performance of new music. The members of Epoch Percussion include Andrew Lynge, Oni Lara, Nigel Fernandez, and Cory Fica. Epoch Percussion is frequent concerto soloists with The University of Texas at Austin Wind Ensemble and Dallas Winds, and has performed as soloists at the World Youth Wind Symphony at the Interlochen Arts Camp. These ensembles are under the baton of Maestro Jerry Junkin. Epoch Percussion had the recent pleasure to perform Re(new)al, a percussion concerto by composer Viet Cuong, with both the Dallas Winds and The University of Texas at Austin Wind Ensemble in April and May of 2019. A past collaboration with these two ensembles also included a performance of the percussion concerto Invisible Cities by Dinuk Wijeratne.
An avid proponent of new music, Dr. Lynge has commissioned works for solo percussion. An Assembly of Outrage by Caleb Pickering is a solo for snare drum with audio accompaniment that addresses the political climate of modern day. Specializing in 6-mallet keyboard percussion, Dr. Lynge commissioned the vibraphone solo titled Śūnyatā by composer Samuel Peruzzolo-Vieira. This solo beautifully explores the possibilities of utilizing six mallets on the vibraphone.
He is currently on the percussion staff with The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps. In addition to teaching The Cavaliers, he served on the percussion staff for the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps from 2012-2014. Dr. Lynge was a member of the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps from 2008 (DCI Champions-Fred E. Sanford High Percussion Award)-2009.
Dr. Lynge earned degrees from Texas A&M University-Commerce (B.M.), Colorado State University (M.M.), and The University of Texas at Austin (D.M.A.).
Please visit www.andrewlynge.comfor additional information including schedule, performance video/audio, and documents.
Dr. Lynge is an artist and clinician for Innovative Percussion, Pearl/Adams, Zildjian, REMO, and Black Swamp Percussion.