Mr. Andrew Zweibel is the Ensemble Director for Chromium Winds and a musician, educator, and performing arts administrator based in Evanston, IL. During the day, he currently serves as the Facilities Manager for Roosevelt University, where he will be pursuing a MA in Performing Arts Management! Andrew comes to Roosevelt after a successful 6-plus years leading high school band programs in South Florida (South Dade Senior High School) and Suburban Chicago (Glenbrook North HS). Andrew’s bands were consistently and widely regarded as outstanding and frequently earned local and statewide recognition for their successes.
Andrew studied at the University of Miami Frost School of Music, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Music Education. While at the University of Miami, He earned the honor of being selected as the most outstanding student in the School of Music’s 2011 graduating class. He was an active member of the athletic band program in Miami, serving as a trumpet section leader for three years and the band captain for two years in the University of Miami’s Band of the Hour Marching Band. While at UM, Andrew also played trumpet in the “Gale Force Winds” pep band, the University of Miami Basketball Bands, the Frost Symphonic Winds, and the Frost Wind Ensemble under the direction of Gary Green.
Outside of school, Andrew has been heavily involved in the world of Music Education/Technology online. He is known around the world for creating social media-based professional development communities for music educators across the globe. Andrew has been quoted or published in “Teaching Music” magazine and the online “Leading Notes” Magazine, as well as various state music education journals. In addition, he has presented on the topic of social media in music education at local, national, and international conferences including the national Technology in Music Education conference, the Florida Music Educators’ Association clinic/conference, and most recently at the Midwest International Band/Orchestra Clinic/Conference.
When he is not working with Chromium or at Roosevelt, Andrew enjoys watching college sports and rooting for the Miami Hurricanes (Go ‘Canes!), exploring new technologies, listening to music, and playing trumpet and piano