B i o g r a p h y
Baltimore, MD based guitarist and teacher Andrew Marino has performed throughout his native New York State, Maryland, and beyond as a soloist and in chamber groups. Recent solo performances include recitals at The Walters Art Museum and Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Baltimore, and Villa Maria College of Buffalo, NY. As a chamber musician Andrew has performed at The Mainstay in Rock Hall, MD, the Guitar Foundation of America symposium in New York, First Christian Church in Baltimore, and the Classical Guitar Society of Upstate New York among others. Andrew is a prizewinner in several competitions, including Appalachian State University's GuitarFest Competition and the Crane School of Music Chamber Music Competition. He has also participated as a performer in master classes with prominent guitarists Benjamin Verdery, Johannes Möller, Stephen Aron, Stanley Yates, and Jason Vieaux.
Andrew is an active teacher in the Baltimore/DC area. He is currently on the faculty of both the International School of Music in Bethesda, MD and Cockeysville Music Education Center in Cockeysville, MD. In addition to faculty positions he teaches lessons privately. He teaches a variety of musical styles to students ranging in age from pre-school to adult. His students perform regularly, have been accepted to university guitar programs, and have gone on to teach lessons themselves. In addition to his studio teaching Andrew has taught the Guitar Methods course at the Peabody Conservatory, and has taught guitar at Henderson Hopkins elementary school in Baltimore through Peabody Preparatory.
Andrew holds the degree of Master of Music in Guitar Performance/Pedagogy from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University where he studied with renowned guitarist and pedagogue Julian Gray, and was awarded a full assitantship in Music Education. He graduated summa cum laude from the Crane School of Music of the State University of New York at Potsdam where he studied with Dr. Douglas Rubio. From SUNY Potsdam Marino holds the degree of Bachelor of Music in Guitar Performance. He began his guitar studies in Buffalo, NY with Jeremy Sparks of the Buffalo Guitar Quartet. Andrew is currently enrolled in the Doctor of Musical Arts program at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, continuing his studies with Mr. Gray.