Alumni

Jon Bellona

CCT (Composition & Computer Technologies)

Victoria Clark

CCS (Critical & Comparative Studies)

Amy Coddington

CCS (Critical & Comparative Studies)

Kevin Davis

CCT (Composition & Computer Technologies)

Stephanie Doktor

CCS (Critical & Comparative Studies)

Jarek Paul Ervin

CCS (Critical & Comparative Studies)

Liza Flood

CCS (Critical & Comparative Studies)

Steven Lewis

CCS (Critical & Comparative Studies)

Christopher Luna-Mega

CCT (Composition & Computer Technologies)

Ben Robertson

CCT (Composition & Computer Technologies)

Rachel Rome

CCT (Composition & Computer Technologies)

Tracey Stewart

CCS (Critical & Comparative Studies)

Max Tfirn

CCT (Composition & Computer Technologies)

Kristina Warren

CCT (Composition & Computer Technologies)

Lydia Warren

CCS (Critical & Comparative Studies)

Faculty, Emeritus

Donald Loach

Professor Emeritus

Marita McClymonds

Professor Emeritus

Walter Ross

Professor Emeritus

Judith Shatin

Professor Emeritus -William R. Kenan Jr. Professor (Composition & Computer Technologies)

Kate Tamarkin

Professor Emeritus and Music Director Laureate of the Charlottesville Symphony

Donald Loach

Professor Emeritus

Marita McClymonds

Professor Emeritus

Walter Ross

Professor Emeritus

Judith Shatin

Professor Emeritus -William R. Kenan Jr. Professor (Composition & Computer Technologies)

Kate Tamarkin

Professor Emeritus and Music Director Laureate of the Charlottesville Symphony

Faculty

Ayn Balija

Associate Professor

Pamela Beasley

Instuctor, Voice

Calvin Brown

Instructor, Jazz Piano

Matthew Burtner

Professor, Eleanor Shea Professor of Music (Composition & Computer Technologies)

A.D. Carson

Assistant Professor of Hip Hop and the Global South

Adam Carter

Associate Professor

Jiyeon Choi

Lecturer, Clarinet

Ted Coffey

Professor (Composition & Computer Technologies)

John D'earth

Senior Lecturer, Director of Jazz Performance

Luke Dahl

Assistant Professor (Composition & Computer Technologies), Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering by courtesy appointment

Nomi Dave

Associate Professor (Critical & Comparative Studies), Director of Graduate Studies

Jeff Decker

Saxophone, Jazz Studies

Scott DeVeaux

Professor (Critical & Comparative Studies),

I-Jen Fang

Associate Professor

Bonnie Gordon

Associate Professor (Critical & Comparative Studies)

Kelly Gross

Instructor, Piano

Karl Hagstrom Miller

Chair and Associate Professor (Critical & Comparative Studies)

Cody Halquist

Lecturer in Horn

Greg Howard

Instructor, Chapman Stick

Jeannette Jang

Instructor in Violin

Anastasia Jellison

Instructor, Harp

Robert Jospé

Lecturer, Groove Percussion

Michelle Kisliuk

Associate Professor (Critical & Comparative Studies)

Andrew Koch

Assistant Professor and Associate Director of Bands

Nathaniel Lee

Lecturer, Trombone

Noel Lobley

Assistant Professor (Critical & Comparative Studies)

Fred Maus

Director of Undergraduate Programs for Music, Associate Professor (Critical & Comparative Studies)

John Mayhood

Lecturer, Piano

Barbara Moore

Instructor, Piano & Organ

Justin Mueller

Assistant Professor (Critical & Comparative Studies)

Stephanie Nakasian (aka Patricia O'Brien)

Instructor, Non-Classical Voice

John Nye

Instructor in Trumpet

Chris Owens

Instructor, Voice

Elizabeth Ozment

Assistant Dean and Assistant Professor of Music

Brenda Patterson

Instructor, Voice

Kelly Peral

Lecturer, Oboe

Michael Puri

Associate Professor (Critical & Comparative Studies)

Leah Reid

Assistant Professor of Composition

Elizabeth Roberts

Senior Lecturer, Bassoon

Michael Rosensky

Instructor, Guitar (Jazz & Classical)

Benjamin Rous

Associate Professor of Music (Conducting) and Music Director of the Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia

David Sariti

Interim Director of Performance and Associate Professor

Daniel Sender

Associate Professor

Michael Slon

Professor, Director of Choral Music

Peter Spaar

Senior Lecturer, Double Bass

Kelly Sulick

Senior Lecturer, Flute

Elliott Tackitt

Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Bands

Richard Will

Professor (Critical & Comparative Studies)

Graduate Students

Timothy Booth

CCS (Critical & Comparative Studies)

Becky Brown

CCT (Composition & Computer Technologies)

Kyle Chattleton

CCS (Critical & Comparative Studies)

Alex Christie

CCT (Composition & Computer Technologies)

Daniel Fishkin

CCT (Composition & Computer Technologies)

Omar Fraire

CCT (Composition & Computer Technologies)

Samuel Golter

CCS (Critical & Comparative Studies)

Tanner Greene

CCS (Critical & Comparative Studies)

Corey Harris

CCS (Critical & Comparative Studies)

Heather Mease

CCT (Composition & Computer Technologies)

Emily Mellen

CCS (Critical & Comparative Studies)

Siavash Mohebbi

CCS (Critical & Comparative Studies)

Savanna Morrison

CCS (Critical & Comparative Studies)

Natalia Perez

CCS (Critical & Comparative Studies)

Rami Stucky

CCS (Critical & Comparative Studies)

Juan Carlos Vasquez

CCT (Composition & Computer Technologies)

Matias Vilaplana

CCT (Composition & Computer Technologies)

Hannah Young

CCS (Critical & Comparative Studies)

Staff

Marcy Day

Director of Promotions

Michael Idzior

Assistant Athletics Band Director

Joel Jacobus

Director of Music Production

Tina Knight

Assistant to the Chair, Academic Programs Coordinator

Travis Thatcher

Technical Director of Composition & Computer Technologies

Kim Turner

Departmental Finance and Administration Manager

Leslie Walker

Administrative Assistant

Profile

Faculty

Andrew Koch

Andrew Koch

Assistant Professor and Associate Director of Bands

Hunter Smith Band Building, 180 Culbreth Road

Biography

Dr. Andrew Koch is the University of Virginia Associate Director of Bands.  He joined the faculty at UVa in June of 2005, when the Cavalier Marching Band (CMB) was less than a year old.  Since then, he has been involved in all aspects of the band program.

He received a Doctor of Musical Arts from James Madison University (JMU) in 2011, a Masters in Music Education with a Trumpet Performance emphasis from the University of South Carolina (UofSC) in 2001, and a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Western Michigan University (WMU) in 1999.  He is eternally grateful to his many mentors in conducting (William Moody & James Copenhaver from UofSC, William Pease from WMU & Patrick Rooney from JMU) and in trumpet (Keith Amstutz from UofSC and Stephen Jones & Scott Thornburg from WMU).

In Andrew Koch's time at the University of Virginia, the young band program grew from 180 to over 320 students.  The University of Virginia Bands have become internationally recognized, respected and admired for the growth of this new program, the quality of sound from the various ensembles, the student leadership model in the CMB and the collaboration with the local community and University constituents across Grounds.  Dr. Koch is passionate about students continuing their musical talents throughout their time at UVA.  He was heavily involved in recruiting for the band program and building the family culture across the band.

From January of 2019 through July of 2021, Andrew Koch served as the Interim Director of Bands at UVA.  In this role, he successfully navigated the band program through the uncertainty of a global pandemic, quickly learning and changing with the times to continue to allow students the ability to perform safely and maintain their close relationships to the other members in the band program.   He led the CMB during one of the most successful football seasons in UVA history, performing at the ACC Championship in Charlotte, NC and the Capital One Orange Bowl in Miami, FL.  He collaborated with Clemson Director of Bands, Mark Spede to perform the National Anthem on the field with the Clemson University Tiger Band.  He led the UVA Basketball Band through the 2019 NCAA National Men's Basketball Championship season.  He also organized and led a collaborative performance with the Monticello High School & UVA Wind Ensemble in a shared concert and produced numerous innovative asynchronous, collaborative videos throughout the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. These videos included elementary aged singers from the Charlottesville area as well as UVA President Jim Ryan, UVA Provost Liz Magill, and local radio icon Jay James.

Andrew Koch is a Michigan-born, first-generation college student who is very active mentoring high school and college students.  He is sought after as a clinician and adjudicator and is an active member of the College Band Directors National Associate (CBDNA), with his primary focus in the area of athletic bands.  He is an Honorary member of Kappa Kappa Psi (University of South Carolina in 2000) and Tau Beta Sigma (University of Virginia in 2012) where he personally installed the Iota Kappa chapter at UVA. Prior to joining the faculty at UVA, he taught successful high school & middle school band programs in both South Carolina and Michigan for 6 years.


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