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About Andrea Venet

Active as a performing soloist, chamber musician, composer, arranger, clinician, and pedagogue, the focus of
my creative activity and research is performance-based within the genre of contemporary percussion. Specific
interests encompass new and existing solo and chamber percussion literature (including commissioning
composers and writing my own compositions), Baroque performance practice concepts applied to playing Bach
on marimba, tonal improvisation and pedagogy, techniques on a wide variety of classical percussion
instruments, and building an online presence as an artist affiliated with UNF percussion. The information below
represents creative and scholarly activity. My professional affiliations include endorsements by Malletech,
(, Remo (, and Dream Cymbals (


Present Faculty Member, University of North Florida School of Music

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Honors and Awards

  • UNF Academic Technology Grant – Awarded Spring 2017
  • Performer’s Certificate – Eastman School of Music
  • UNF Office of Undergraduate Research Travel Grant 2017, 2018
  • Recipient of the Robert P. Giddings Scholarship at Eastman School of Music
  • 2nd Prize – PAS KoSA/NYU Spring 2013 Solo Marimba Competition in New York City
  • 5th World Marimba Competition - Stuttgart, Germany 2008 –Invited to perform based on Pre–Selection CD and CV
  • Mike Laporta Percussion Award 2004
  • Alternate Finalist - Percussive Arts Society International Marimba Competition 2003
  • Finalist - Arizona State University Concerto Competition 2002
  • 1st Place Marimba solo, & Highest Overall Solo Score - Arizona PAS Percussion Festival 1999