Dr. Andrew Yozviak is the Director of Bands in the Wells School of Music at West Chester University. His primary responsibilities include conducting the Wind Ensemble and Chamber Winds as well as teaching graduate conducting classes.
Prior to this appointment, Yozviak served as Visiting Director of Bands at Susquehanna University and taught thirteen years in the Pennsylvania public schools. Yozviak has earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Education from West Chester University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Music Degree in Composition from Indiana University, and a Doctorate of Musical Arts Degree in Wind Conducting from Rutgers University where he studied with William Berz.
Dr. Yozviak maintains a busy schedule as a guest conductor, adjudicator and clinician throughout the United States and abroad. His research in the area of eighteenth century Harmoniemusik has produced two modern editions of wind partitas by the Bohemian composer, Antonio Rosetti (1750-1792). Most recently, Yozviak has completed a transcription for wind dectet of Rosetti’s Concerto for Two Horns (spuriously attributed to Franz Joseph Haydn). As a composer, Yozviak has accepted commissions to compose and arrange music in a variety of genres including works for winds, chorus, jazz ensemble, and chamber ensembles. Yozviak’s work as an arranger has yielded more than three hundred marching band shows for high school and university bands, drum and bugle corps and arrangements for NFL Films. His compositions and arrangements are published by Northeast Music Publications, Center X Productions and his scholarly edition of Antonio Rosetti’s Partita in E-flat is published by Amadeus Verlag, Winterthur, Switzerland.
Dr. Yozviak is a member of the American Bandmasters Association, the College Band Directors National Association, the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, the National Band Association, the National Association for Music Education, Pennsylvania Music Educators Association, Pi Kappa Lambda, Phi Beta Mu and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. He is an honorary member of Kappa Kappa Psi fraternity, Tau Beta Sigma sorority and Sigma Alpha sorority.