Selected Alumni Bios

Andie Springer

Andie Springer (M.A., Violin Performance, 2008) is a passionate and versatile musician. Originally from Alaska, today she is making herself known in the New York music scene. Her strengths range from the nuanced artistry of the classical tradition to the wildly experimental.

Ms. Springer earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in violin performance at Carnegie Mellon University under the tutelage of Prof. Andres Cardenes, concertmaster of the Pittsburgh Symphony. While at Carnegie Mellon, Springer was named a Carnegie Scholar and inducted into the Andrew Carnegie Society as well as the Pi Kappa Lambda musical honors fraternity.

While earning a Master of Art in violin performance at NYU Steinhardt with Prof. Arturo Delmoni, Andie performed at the Blue Note jazz club with the NYU Steinhardt in-residence jazz ensemble, Combo Nuvo.  She also led a conductorless performance of Bartok's Divertimento for String Orchestra, co-founded new music ensembles Redshift and TRANSIT, and worked with musicians and composers such as Bang on a Can, Cort Lippe, Todd Reynolds, Eric Lyon and NYU Steinhardt Jazz faculty and long-time Director of the Saturday Night Live Band, Lenny Pickett.

Ms. Springer's music has taken her across the globe- from touring Alaska and Canada with the Arctic Chamber Orchestra to performing Sarasate's "Navarra" with the Neue Philharmonie in Westfalen, Germany, to playing with rock stars in Lima, Peru. She has performed with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and the Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra, and her playing has been broadcast on stations WQED FM, KUAC FM, and WBGO FM.