Andrew Van Dyke

Andrew Van Dyke is a Ph.D. Candidate in Musicology at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music (CCM). His research centers on the reception of Russian classical music in America during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, musical institutions of urban America, Russian-American transnationalism, and the musical networks of the Eastern European Jewish immigrant community in New York. Andrew has served as the editor of the Music Research Forum, CCM’s journal for student research in music theory, musicology, and related disciplines, for two years.

Prior to his graduate career, Andrew worked for ten years as an educator in public, private, and parochial schools located throughout Central and Southern Indiana. This work including seven years as a fifth through twelfth grade band instructor at Liberty Christian School in Anderson—an experience that instilled in him a passion for connecting students with music created by cultures distant from them both geographically and temporally. He was additionally active as a performing musician in the Indianapolis area. serving five years as Principal Hornist for the Hendricks Symphony Orchestra and playing as a member of the Hendricks Wind Quintet, aside from several other ensembles. Andrew holds an M.M. in Music History and Musicology from Ball State University and a B.M.E. from Wheaton College (Illinois).