Dr. Andrew Feyes serves The University of Akron as Director of Athletic Bands and Assistant Director of Bands. At UA Dr. Feyes directs “Ohio’s Pride,” The University of Akron Marching Band, The UA Blue and Gold Brass Basketball Pep Band, and conducts The University of Akron Concert Band while instructing courses in conducting and marching band techniques.
Dr. Feyes has previously served as Interim Director of Bands at The University of Nebraska-Omaha. At UNO he oversaw the administration of the concert and athletic band programs, conducted the Symphonic Wind Ensemble and University Band, taught courses in Instrumental Music Education, and supervised instrumental music education student teachers.
Dr. Feyes holds a BME from Bowling Green State University, a MM in Wind Band Conducting, and a Ph.D. in Music Education from Kansas State University. Throughout his time at Kansas State, Dr. Feyes served as a Graduate Teaching Assistant with the K-State Band Program, coordinating the direction of the Brass Ensemble, University Band, and Volleyball Band while assisting with The Pride of Wildcatland KSU Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, and Basketball Cat Band.
As a conductor, trumpeter, and presenter, Dr. Feyes has traveled to Greece, New Zealand, Australia, Fiji, France, as well as state and national conferences. Dr. Feyes's research interests are in score-study, music teacher training, and student-centered large ensemble instruction. He has presented clinics on music assessment at the Kansas Music Education Association’s annual conference and the 3rd International Symposium on Assessment in Music Education at the University of Bremen, Germany.