Andrew Bergevin has been a full-time Lecturer of Violin at SUNY Geneseo since 2015, where he teaches a studio of undergraduate violinists, coaches chamber music, teaches music history, and was a member of the faculty ensemble-in-residence, the Geneseo Piano Trio. Prior to coming to Geneseo, Andrew was an adjunct violin professor at Cornell University, Ithaca College, and Le Moyne College.
An active orchestral musician, Andrew served as Acting Assistant Principal Second Violin of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, which he joined for the 2012-13 season at the invitation of the orchestra's Music Director, JoAnn Falletta. He was also a core member of the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra from 2009 until its closing in 2011. In the past, Andrew has been Assistant Concertmaster of the Binghamton Philharmonic and a member of the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra. He enjoys using his experience playing in these professional ensembles to help coach his Geneseo students through the varied repertoire that they encounter in the Geneseo Symphony Orchestra, and to impart good ensemble-playing skills.
As a soloist, Andrew has performed with the Ithaca College Symphony Orchestra, as winner of the Ithaca College Concerto Competition, the SUNY Geneseo Symphony Orchestra, the Binghamton Community Orchestra, and the Binghamton Youth Symphony.
Andrew holds a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance (magna cum laude) and a Master of Music in Suzuki Pedagogy from Ithaca College. His principal teachers include Susan Waterbury, to whom he served as graduate teaching assistant at IC, and Sally Thomas, with whom he studied at Meadowmount and the Mannes School of Music. Andrew also completed long-term Suzuki teacher training with Sanford Reuning.
Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance (magna cum laude) - Ithaca College
Master of Music in Suzuki Pedagogy - Ithaca College
Acting Assistant Principal Second Violin, Virginia Symphony Orchestra (2012-13)
Core Section Violin, Syracuse Symphony Orchestra (2009-11)
Visiting Lecturer of Violin, Cornell University (2010-2017)
Faculty Recital at SUNY Geneseo - December, 2015
MUSC 120: Intro to Music History
An introduction to the history of music from its beginnings in Western culture to the present. Designed for the non-music major with little musical background, the course provides an overview of major composers, trends, and types of music in relationship to the political, economic, and cultural conditions of various historical periods.
MUSC 144: Strings Gen: Violin
Instruction in violin, viola, cello, or double-bass intended for the student with a level of technical competence sufficient for admission to a MUSC 165 instrumental organization.
MUSC 154: Strings Perf: Violin
Instruction in selected string instruments designed for those admitted to the Performance Option-String.
MUSC 244: Strings Gen: Violin
A continuation of MUSC 144.
MUSC 254: Strings Perf: Violin
A continuation of MUSC 154.
MUSC 265: Chamber Music Ensemble
Small ensembles, such as piano trio, string quartet, wind quintet, or brass sextet, for advanced instrumentalists.
MUSC 344: Strings Gen: Violin
A continuation of MUSC 244.
MUSC 354: Strings Perf: Violin
A continuation of MUSC 254.
MUSC 359: Junior Recital
Required of all music majors in the music performance option, to be taken in the junior year in preparation for a 30-minute recital of representative works studied, selected in consultation with the studio teacher, demonstrating knowledge of varied musical styles as well as professional standards of technique, musicality, and interpretation.
MUSC 454: Strings Perf: Violin
A continuation of MUSC 354.
MUSC 459: Senior Recital
Required of all music majors in the music performance option, to be taken in the senior year in preparation for a 1-hour recital of representative works studied, selected in consultation with the studio teacher, demonstrating knowledge of varied musical styles as well as professional standards of technique, musicality, and interpretation.