Andrew Cummings, Orchestra Director at Milton High School, is in his eighth year as a music educator. He holds a Master of Music degree in Orchestral Conducting from Florida State University, where he served as Assistant Conductor to the University Symphony and Philharmonia Orchestras. He also led performances with the FSU Chamber Players, New Music Ensemble, and Big Bend Community Orchestra, and he was selected as a conducting fellow at the University of South Carolina’s esteemed Conductors Institute.
Formerly a U.S. Navy Musician, Mr. Cummings has performed professionally throughout the United States, Panama, and Cuba, often featured as soloist and lead vocalist. Performance highlights include the Krewe of Bacchus parade at Mardi Gras, appearances at Fiesta San Antonio, and a featured spot on Panamanian national television’s Tu Mañana. Well-versed in musical styles ranging from classical and jazz to pop, rock, and funk, he earned his Bachelor of Music degree in Saxophone Performance from Florida State.
Mr. Cummings continues to perform as a freelance musician and member of the 572 nd Air National Guard Band of the South. His professional affiliations include the National Association for Music Education, Georgia Music Educators Association, and American String Teachers Association. He lives in Canton with his wife, Allison, and their sons, Martin and Walter.