Andrew Bergmann writes and produces music, plays bass, and serves as an Associate Professor of Instruction at UTSA. He grew up in Massachusetts and has lived, traveled, and performed across Europe and North America.
At UTSA he directs the music technology area and the music technology lab while also teaching jazz bass and playing in the Faculty Jazz Ensemble. Andrew also serves as faculty director for MuTe, UTSA’s student music technology organization, and MuTeFest, UTSA’s yearly music technology festival.
Andrew also remains active as a performer, composer and producer. His original jazz group Sued Nandayapa Bergmann Saunders will soon release their third album on the record label Ropeadope Sur. Other ongoing projects that Andrew co-directs include the San Antonio Ambient Orchestra, Ghorar Deem Express, and Troglodytes. Andrew has also played acoustic bass on recent releases by noted San Antonio artists Azul Barrientos, Aaron Prado, Viatorum, and Chris Guerrero while producing the most recent releases by Aaron Walker and Dan Carillo.
Andrew holds a B.A. in music from Brown University, a Second Phase Degree (Dutch equivalent of master’s) in jazz double bass performance from the Amsterdam Conservatory, and PhD in music composition from the University of Minnesota.
Andrew’s orchestral piece 45 Minutes for 128 Musicians can be heard here.