Andrew Compton is a clarinetist with the United States Air force Band of the Golden West, Travis AFB, CA. Originally from Reynoldsburg, Ohio, his Air Force career began in 2020.
Compton is a 2017 graduate of Ohio Christian University in Circleville, Ohio, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education. In 2020, he received a Master’s degree in Clarinet Performance from the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, Ohio. His teachers were Bob Springer (AF), Bill Isenhart (Army), Dr. Adrienne Lape, and Ixi Chen. Before enlisting in the United States Air Force, Andrew performed with various ensembles throughout Ohio including the Heisey Wind Ensemble, Queen City Chamber Orchestra, CCM Philharmonia, as well as a soloist for the Capital Winds and Queen City Chamber Orchestra.
2017 – Bachelor’s in Music Education, Ohio Christian University
2020 – Master’s in Clarinet Performance, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music