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 successful high school & middle school band programs in both South Carolina and Michigan.  

 

Michael Idzior is the 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 in music education and the University of North Texas in euphonium performance. Mr. Idzior will be earning his Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from the University of North Texas in the spring of 2021.