Directors

Directors

Contact the directors at BANDS@VIRGINIA.EDU

 

 

Andrew Koch, D.M.A. is the Interim Director of Bands at the University of Virginia.  He joined the faculty at the University of Virginia in 2005 as the Associate Director of Bands.  Ensembles under his direction include the Cavalier Marching Band, UVA Wind Ensemble, and Basketball Band.  He is a Michigan-born, first-generation college student who earned degrees from Western Michigan University, the University of South Carolina, and James Madison University. Prior to joining the faculty at UVA, he taught high school & middle school bands in South Carolina and Michigan.  

 

Michael Idzior is an Assistant Director of Bands at the University of Virginia. He assists in the administration and rehearsal of the entire band program and conducts the UVA Concert Band. Originally from the state of Michigan, he holds degrees from Western Michigan University and University of North Texas in music education and euphonium performance. Mr. Idzior is currently finishing his Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from the University of North Texas.

 

Joshua Bowman, D.M.A. is an Assistant Director of Bands at the University of Virginia. Prior to his appointment at UVA, he served as Percussion Technician for the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and served as the Director of Percussion and Assistant Director of Athletics Bands at Christopher Newport University from 2013-2017. A native of Califorinia, he holds a Bachelor of Music degree from California State University, Fullerton and masters and doctoral degrees from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.