University of Alabama
Dr. Andrew Lynge is currently the Director of Percussion Studies at The University of Alabama. At The University of Alabama he directs The University of Alabama Percussion Ensemble, winner of the 2020 Percussive Arts Society International Percussion Ensemble Competition, instructs the percussion methods course, and teaches applied lessons. He was the Assistant Professor of Percussion at Jacksonville State University from 2017 - 2019.
Having performed at many Percussive Arts Society International Conventions, in 2016 Dr. Lynge performed as a soloist with the I.P.E.C. winner Lone Star High School with a performance of Keiko Abe's Reflections on Japanese Children's Songs III.
An avid proponent of new music, Dr. Lynge has commissioned works for solo percussion. An Assembly of Outrage by Caleb Pickering is a solo for snare drum with audio accompaniment that addresses the political climate of modern day. Specializing in 6-mallet keyboard percussion, Dr. Lynge commissioned the vibraphone solo titled Śūnyatā by composer Samuel Peruzzolo-Vieira. This vibraphone solo beautifully explores the possibilities of utilizing six mallets on the vibraphone. A recent commission includes a work by Russell Wharton that explores the use of solo percussion with both video and audio accompaniment. This unique, multi-movement work is titled, Kingdoms.
With a strong history in marching percussion, Dr. Lynge taught The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps (2016-2019) and the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps (2012-2014). He was a member of the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps from 2008 (DCI Champions-Fred E. Sanford High Percussion Award)-2009.
Dr. Lynge earned degrees from Texas A&M University-Commerce (B.M.), Colorado State University (M.M.), and The University of Texas at Austin (D.M.A.).
Andrew is an artist and clinician for Innovative Percussion, Pearl/Adams, Zildjian, REMO, and Black Swamp Percussion.