Andrew Bowman began teaching percussion at Allen-Stevenson in 1985. A native of St. Louis, he became a serious music student while in high school studying with the entire percussion section of the St. Louis Symphony. He studied at the Juilliard School studying with Saul Goodman and Elden Bailey obtaining a BM and MM. Andrew has performed with several orchestras in the area including, New Jersey Symphony, Little Orchestra Society, New York City Opera National Company, Long Island Philharmonic, and American Ballet Theater. As a teacher, he has taught at the Chautauqua Institution, Mercy College and was a founding teacher for the Greater Newark Youth Orchestra. Andrew's students have gone on to study at Juilliard, Curtis Institute, and Indiana University. He is the father of a directing major at Oberlin College who was first inspired by attending the Gilbert and Sullivan performances at Allen Stevenson.