Class Piano, Accompanying
Julia Andrews-West teaches music theory,
aural skills, and group piano at Monmouth College. In addition to
her teaching responsibilities, she accompanies the Monmouth Chorale
and Concert Choir, as well as studio lessons, recitals,
convocations, and juries.
Andrews-West is an active performer of
chamber music and jazz piano. She performs regularly across the
Midwest with the jazz trio “Surprisingly Hip.” Along with vocalist
Kara Leigh, Andrews-West released her first cd Black Coffee in the fall
Andrews-West graduated with the Master
of Music degree from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln where she
studied pedagogy from Dr. Brenda Wristen and piano from Dr. Mark
Clinton. She received two Bachelors’ of Music degrees in piano and
music theory from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, where she
studied piano with Dr. Lora Deahl. While at Texas Tech, she was a
Presser Scholar for excellence in music and was the Highest Ranked
Undergraduate in the College of Visual and Performing Arts.
Andrews-West made her international
debut in November 2008 as a guest artist at the Ho Chi Minh City
Conservatory of Music International Contemporary Music Festival in
Vietnam. In addition to teaching at Monmouth, Andrews-West also teaches
and accompanies at Knox College and is the staff pianist at First
Presbyterian Church, Galesburg.