ISB 2023 Convention Presenter — Andrea Beyer

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Name: Andrea Beyer
Presentation Date: Wednesday, June 7, 2023 9:00 AM
Presentation Venue: Watkins Lecture Hall
Presentation Title: Music for Social Change - what we can do and how to get started
Presented / Performed Previous ISB Convention? No
Type of Presentation: Interactive Workshop
Genre: Professional-in-Training, Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility (IDEA), Other

Double Bassist Andrea Beyer is an avid performer, teacher and advocate for using music as a tool for social growth. As an orchestral musician, Andrea has performed in concerts at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, as well as national halls in Central and South America and Asia, and in 2020 she completed a 3-year fellowship at the New World Symphony. A passionate educator, Andrea teaches in her current city of Austin, Texas and on the faculty of Bass Works, a summer double bass program in Baltimore, Maryland. As a long-time proponent of innovative and socially-driven music programs, Andrea, is the Executive Director of the MusAid Organization, which supports music programs in under-resourced countries with volunteer music teaching workshops. She is also a co-founder of Austin Unconducted, a cooperative orchestra that creates inclusive, immersive, and relevant concert experiences that engage diverse audiences.  Andrea holds a Bachelors Degree from Oberlin Conservatory where she studied with Thomas Sperl and a Masters Degree from Yale University where she studied with Don Palma.

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