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). He currently teaches Applied Percussion and Percussion Ensembles at the University of Northern Iowa and maintains a teaching studio at Joyful Noise Drums and Percussion (West Des Moines, IA).
Matthew is also planning a collaborative project to take place during the summer and fall of 2013. The “Iowa/Hungary Percussion Project” was founded by Matthew along with Gabor Palotas (Hungary) to create and perform new works for percussion duo. The duo is currently working with 6 composers from Iowa and Hungary on commissions to be premiered during their 2013 tours.