About Andy Miller
Andy Miller is a percussionist, dance musician, and ethnomusicologist based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His field research on Afro-Colombian traditional music has been funded through a Fulbright Grant and Graduate Presser Award. While living in Colombia, he studied traditional gaita music with Francis Lara, bullerengue with Emilsen Pacheco, maracas llaneras with Fernando Torres, and marimba de chonta with Ferney “La Wey” Segura. In 2017, he worked with composer, Ricardo Lorenz, to perform Pataruco, Concerto for Venezuelan Maracas with the Indiana University Orchestra. In addition, he has studied Candomblé drumming in Brazil with master percussionist Jorge Alabê. Andy currently teaches courses on music, body percussion, and sound design as the Music Director in the Dance Department at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He has previously taught percussion at Lawrence University Conservatory of Music, Indiana University (Associate Instructor), and Olivet Nazarene University.