Andrew Zweibel is a musician, educator, and leader in the field of performing arts orgniazations. Based in the Chicagoland area, he most recently served as one of two Band Directors at Glenbrook North High School. Prior to joining the GBN faculty in 2016, Zweibel began his teaching career at South Dade Senior High School where he served as the Director of Bands from 2011 to 2016. While at South Dade, he built a successful program that regularly received top ratings at local and state festivals. In addition, he hosted numerous events on the South Dade campus, including the FBA District 16 High School Concert Band Music Performance Assessment and a free concert by the United States Navy Band in the spring of 2015.
Zweibel studied at the University of Miami Frost School of Music, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Music Education. While at the University of Miami, he earned the honor of being selected as the most outstanding student in the School of Music’s 2011 graduating class. He was a member of the Frost Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Gary Green, from 2009-2010. Additionally, Zweibel was an active participant in the athletic band program in Miami, serving as a trumpet section leader for three years and the band captain for two years in the University of Miami’s Band of the Hour Marching Band.
Zweibel has also established himself as a leader in the Winter Guard International (WGI) Winds world. He has served as director of two different WGI Winds ensembles, and is the only person to have earned three WGI Winds gold medals in the first three seasons of WGI Winds competition. Zweibel currently serves as the Ensemble Director for Chromium Winds, the WGI Winds ensemble presented by The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps based out of Rosemont, IL. In their ingaugural season, Zweibel led Chromium to the 2017 WGI Winds Open Class championship.
Outside of school, Zweibel is heavily inolved in the world of Music Education/Technology online. He is known for creating social media-based professional development communities for music educators across the globe. Zweibel has been quoted or published in “Teaching Music” magazine and the online “Leading Notes” Magazine, as well as various state music education journals. In addition, he has presented on the topic of social media in music education at local, national, and international conferences including the national Technology in Music Education conference, the Florida Music Educators’ Association clinic/conference, and most recently at the Midwest International Band/Orchestra Clinic/Conference.
When he is not working for various performing arts organizations, Zweibel enjoys watching college sports and rooting for the Miami Hurricanes (Go ‘Canes!), exploring new technologies, listening to music, and playing trumpet.