Matthew Andreini

Instructor of Percussion
M.M. - Percussion Performance, Univ. of Northern Iowa
B.M. - Percussion Performance, Univ. of Northern Iowa

Office: PAC 18
Phone: (319) 273-3121

Matthew Andreini is a native Iowan and earned his BA and MM degrees in Percussion Performance from the University of Northern Iowa. Andreini performs regularly with a variety of ensembles throughout Iowa and has performed in multiple international tours throughout Europe, Central, and South America. In addition to his regular performing schedule, he has been a featured soloist with the Cedar Falls Municipal Band, Waterloo Municipal Band, UNI Symphony Orchestra, UNI Percussion Ensembles, and the UNI New Horizons Band. Andreini has previously held teaching positions at Southwestern Community College (Creston, Iowa) and Joyful Noise Drums and Percussion (West Des Moines, Iowa). He currently teaches Applied Percussion and Percussion Ensembles at the University of Northern Iowa.

In 2013, Matthew founded the “Iowa/Hungary Project” with Hungarian percussionist Gabor Palotas. The percussion duo collaborated with three Iowan composers, Jeffrey Dennis Smith, Matthew Coley, and Sandy Nordahl; and three Hungarian composers: Dr. Gyula Csapo, Dr. Miklos Maros, and Csaba Zoltan Marjan resulting in an exciting and varied repertoire. During the summer and fall, Andreini and Palotas completed tours in both Hungary and the United States performing these new works.