Andrew Benware is an Assistant Professor of Instrumental Music Education at the Ithaca College School of Music in Ithaca, NY, where he teaches courses in wind instrument pedagogy, instrumental conducting, and secondary instrument methods. Additionally, he supervises student teachers, conducts the Brass Choir and will serve as a sabbatic leave replacement as conductor of the Concert Band. Additionally, he is accompanist and guest conductor for the Campus Chorale and accompanist and collaborative instructor for the Musical Theater Workshop.
He is a native of Northern New York State where he has served several years as a public school music educator, both as Director of Instrumental Music at Saranac Lake (NY) High School and as Director of Choral Activities at the Peru (NY) Middle/High School.
Benware is active as a lecturer and clinician, having recently presented at the NYSSMA Winter Conference in Rochester, NY, and is in frequent demand as a guest conductor for honors ensembles throughout New York State. He is also active as a performer, exemplified by his membership in the Cayuga Vocal Ensemble, Ithaca’s professional choir, and as a church organist at All Saints Church in Lansing, NY.
He holds both a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education with a concentration on the Trumpet and a Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting from the Ithaca College School of Music.