Andrea Whitt

Andrea Whitt's Biography

Andrea Whitt is an exceptionally versatile violist, arranger, and composer. Her passion for jazz and improvisation began in college, where she studied classical music, performed in a Brazilian jazz ensemble, and studied intensely under top jazz pedagogues. Andrea received her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in Viola Performance at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

Andrea is a member of Shania Twain's band, performing on viola and fiddle. When she is not on tour, she performs regularly with rock bands in Los Angeles, works as a studio musician, and instructs students in classical and creative string genres.

Andrea has performed with other artists, including Stevie Wonder, Deep Purple, Hunter Hayes, Far East Movement, Harry Connick Jr., Cee-Lo Green, One Republic, John Legend, Kelly Rowland, and Natalie Cole. She has appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, ACM Awards, Billboard Music Awards, Latin Grammys, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and multiple national commercials.

A pioneer in creative string pedagogy and performance, Andrea was commissioned to write two pieces for the International Viola Congress. As a guest clinician for schools and music conferences, she instructs young string players in improvisation and multi-genre performances.

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