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Theory, 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 of 2007.

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.

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