Dr. Andrew Veit is currently a freelance musician, composer, and educator based in the Dallas area. He serves as the Director of Percussion studies at Sherman ISD in Sherman, TX, and presents clinics around the country.
As a performing artist, Dr. Veit has performed in Hong Kong, at the SCI National Conference, PASIC, CBDNA conferences, NASA, IBA, and at numerous universities throughout the United States. In 2019 Dr. Veitpresented over a dozen clinics at the Music for All Prairie State Band Festival. He was also the primary percussion adjudicator at the 70th annual Hong Kong School Music and Speech Association’s Festival in 2018.
Dr. Veit is a busy performer having toured several times for concerto appearances. He has performed with the Kansas Wesleyan University Symphonic Band and the North Central College Wind Ensemble.
As an avid proponent of new music, Dr. Veit has commissioned several works for solo percussion. “Grimoire” by Caleb Pickering is a solo for vibraphone and is a fast-paced and inspiring piece that allows the performer to display the fullest extent of their skill. In 2016, Dr. Veit was a part of a commission for “Frozen Stillness,” by Dr. Jennifer Bellor of UNLV. This collaboration proved so successful that Dr. Bellor invited Dr. Veit to record her new vibraphone and marimba duet, “Reflections at Dusk.”
Dr. Veit also has several original compositions published across many genres. His marimba quartet, “Nested,” was featured in a presentation on new works for high school percussionists at the 2018 Iowa Bandmasters Association Convention. His duo for baritone saxophone and percussion, “Flick,” was featured at the North American Saxophone Alliance’s Midwestern Regional Conference in 2015.
Dr. Veit earned degrees from the University of Delaware (B.M.), Texas A&M University-Commerce (M.M.), and The University of Iowa (D.M.A.). He is an artist and clinician for Innovative Percussion, Marimba One, and Black Swamp Percussion.