Short Bio

Short Bio

Short Bio

Andy Bliss is a solo artist, conductor, curator, and educator who maintains a dynamic career of musical collaboration. Residing in Knoxville, TN, his performances have been heard locally at the Tennessee Theatre and the Knoxville Museum of Art, and abroad in locations such as the Darmstadt Summer Course for New Music (Germany), the Banff Centre for the Arts (Canada), the Patagonia Percussion Festival (Argentina), the LiveWire Festival in Baltimore, and Stanford’s Cantor Center for Visual Arts.

Andy is the Artistic Director of Nief-Norf, whose summer festival is now in its eighth year; there he performs, teaches, and conducts while curating a dozen concerts annually. Additionally, since 2011, Andy has served as the Director of Percussion Studies at the University of Tennessee. He is proud to be a Yamaha Performing Artist and thanks Zildjian, Innovative Percussion, Evans, Black Swamp, and Meinl Percussion for their generous support.