About Andrea Venet
Dr. Andrea Venet is a percussion artist, soloist, educator, and composer specializing in contemporary and classical genres who is currently Associate Professor of Percussion and head of the department at the University of North Florida. An international soloist, chamber musician, and clinician, Andrea maintains an active schedule; select appointments include the WASBE & Àgora Actual Festivals (Spain), Steve Weiss Mallet Festival (Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia), Kyoto City University University of Arts, PASIC, Eastman School of Music, Celebrate Marimba Festival, and with the PMR Brass Band (SK, Canada). Her duo, Escape Ten, are signature performing artists and regularly commission new works for percussion duo. They have their own line of chamber mallets through Malletech and publication series through KPP. You can hear Andrea on albums This Prismasonic Rock I Stand (Mark Records), Our Favorite Things (Ravello), and Colours of a Groove (Escape Ten).
A passionate educator, Andrea directs the UNF percussion ensemble, teaches applied lessons, pedagogy, methods, percussion literature, and co-directs the UNF NuMIX ensemble. Her areas of research and creative activity include composition, pedagogy, improvisation, marimba and voice, and historically informed Baroque performance practice techniques for playing Bach on marimba. Andrea is commissioned regularly; her works have been performed internationally, with premieres at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, as well as by Grammy-Award winning Third Coast Percussion. Venet’s compositions and arrangements are published with DrGlockenAV Publications (self-published), KPP, and Tapspace, in addition to articles published with Percussive Notes and Rhythm!Scene. Andrea is an artist for Malletech, Black Swamp, Remo, DREAM Cymbals, and currently serves on the Percussive Arts Society Board of Directors.