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Andrew Yozviak

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Andrew Yozviak


Andrew Yozviak (b. 14 August 1969) is an American composer and educator.

Dr. Yozviak has earned a Bachelor of Science degree in music education from West Chester University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Music degree in composition from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, and a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in wind conducting from Rutgers University where he studied with William Berz.

Dr. Andrew Yozviak is the Director of Bands at West Chester University. Dr. Yozviak's primary responsibilities include conducting the Wind Ensemble and Chamber Winds, directing the Golden Rams Marching Band, and teaching graduate and undergraduate conducting classes. Prior to this appointment, Yozviak served as Visiting Director of Bands at Susquehanna University and taught thirteen years in the Pennsylvania public schools.

Dr. Yozviak maintains a busy schedule as a guest conductor, adjudicator and clinician, regularly presenting at conferences and workshops. His research in the area of eighteenth century Harmoniemusik has produced two modern editions of wind partitas by the Bohemian composer Antonio Rosetti (1750-1792). His scholarly edition of Antonio Rosetti's Partita in E-flat is published by Amadeus Verlag, Winterthur, Switzerland.

As a composer, Dr. Yozviak has accepted commissions to compose and arrange music in a variety of genres. He has composed commissioned works for winds, chorus, jazz ensemble, and a variety of chamber ensembles. Dr. Yozviak's work as an arranger has yielded more than one hundred fifty marching band shows for some forty high schools, eight universities, and five drum and bugle corps. His original compositions for marching band include Africa, Artificial Intelligence, Koto, Four Suits, Water, Winter Sketches and Night Visions.

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