Born in Baltimore, Maryland, double bassist Andrea Beyer is a performer and advocate for using music as a tool for social growth. Aiming to build young people’s interest in music, Andrea has performed recitals and taught masterclasses in Mexico, El Salvador and Bolivia. She has worked with numerous New Haven public school music programs and been a faculty member of Peabody Bass Works. An active performer, Andrea has played at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, has performed with artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, John Adams, and Sarah Chang, and has toured in Central and South America with the Youth Orchestra of the Americas. Inspired by a love of chamber music, she is also an arranger, working to increase the repertoire for the double bass. Andrea holds a Masters Degree from Yale University where she studied with Donald Palma and a Bachelors Degree from Oberlin Conservatory where she studied with Thomas Sperl.