Dr. Andrew Patzig

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Dr. Andrew
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Assistant Director of Athletic Bands
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Room 319, East
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Percussionist, composer, and educator Andrew Patzig has performed in a variety of settings throughout North America including the College Band Directors National Convention, the Alabama Day of Percussion, the Tennessee Day of Percussion, the Collide Festival, the American Bandmasters Association Convention, and three performances at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) as a winner of the International Percussion Ensemble Competition in 2012, 2015 and 2021. He has performed with Bob Becker and Russell Hartenberger of NEXUS, and as a soloist performing Michael Daugherty’s Timpani Concerto Raise the Roof with the Troy University Wind Ensemble. He also frequently performs with the South Carolina Philharmonic, Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra, and the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra. 

His major teachers include Scott Herring, Andy Harnsberger, and Adam Blackstock, with additional study under Michael Burritt, Kevin Bobo, Gordon Stout, and Nancy Zeltsman. Andrew has worked closely with acclaimed composers such as Kevin Bobo, Brian Nozny, David Skidmore, Lane Harder, and Adam Silverman commissioning new works for chamber and solo percussion. As an advocate of new music and an active composer, his newest work for percussion ensemble, Mrityuमयु, was premiered at PASIC in 2021, by the University of South Carolina Percussion Ensemble. His works are published with C. Alan Publications, Tapspace Publications, and Ox&Lamb Publications among others. 

With a passion for marching percussion, he has worked with various high school marching bands across the country showcasing musical talents through dynamic performances. In addition, he served as an assistant to Bailey Seabury, working with the “Mighty Sound of the Southeast” Drumline at the University of South Carolina from 2019 to 2023. Andrew has earned a Bachelor's degree in Music Education from Troy University in Troy, Alabama, a Master of Music in Percussion Performance from Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee, and a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina.