Violin, Viola Teacher
Andrew Bergevin has been a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor of Violin at SUNY Geneseo since 2015, where he teaches a full studio of undergraduate violinists, coaches chamber music, teaches music history, and enjoys performing in the faculty ensemble-in-residence at SUNY Geneseo, the Geneseo Piano Trio. Prior to coming to Geneseo, Andrew was an adjunct violin professor at Cornell University, Ithaca College, and Le Moyne College.
An active orchestral musician, Andrew served as Acting Assistant Principal Second Violin of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, which he joined for the 2012-13 season at the invitation of the orchestra’s Music Director, JoAnn Falletta. He was also a core member of the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra from 2009 until its closing in 2011. In the past, Andrew has been Assistant Concertmaster of the Binghamton Philharmonic and a member of the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra.
As a soloist, Andrew has performed with the Ithaca College Symphony Orchestra, as winner of the Ithaca College Concerto Competition, the SUNY Geneseo Symphony Orchestra, the Binghamton Community Orchestra, and the Binghamton Youth Symphony.
Andrew holds a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance (magna cum laude) and a Master of Music in Suzuki Pedagogy from Ithaca College. His principal teachers include Susan Waterbury, to whom he served as graduate teaching assistant at IC, and Sally Thomas, with whom he studied at Meadowmount and the Mannes School of Music. Andrew also completed long-term Suzuki teacher training with Sanford Reuning.
He attended the Ithaca Suzuki Institute as a teacher trainee in 2009 and 2015, completing training with Ed Sprunger and Kimberly Meier-Sims.