Andrew Willingham

Born in 1986, Andrew grew up in Seattle, WA. Andrew graduated from Santa Clara University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Composition and received his Masters of Science in Music Technology from The Georgia Institute of Technology in 2010. Andrew has had a life-long passion for music and was first exposed to music by his Mom, a fine piano and organ player in her day. After taking piano lessons as a child, Andrew played Lead Trumpet in his high-school Big Band for four years.

But Andrew's real passion for music involved his time doodling at the piano or fooling around in a computer music program. Starting with "Mario Paint" when he was 8, Andrew couldn't get enough of playing around and making music. As he grew older, Andrew began to spend more and more time "fooling around" on various instruments.

As a student at Santa Clara University, Andrew was the Co-Founder/Co-President of Santa Clara University's Pep Band, which plays at various sporting and alumni events on campus. As a Senior at Santa Clara, he was the recipient of the Music Department Leadership Award and the first ever recipient of the Electronic Composition Award.

While at Santa Clara, Andrew's primary composition teacher was Dr. Pamela Layman Quist. He studied Electronic Composition with Marshall Bessieres. His advisor was Teresa McCollough.

Andrew expanded his technical skills greatly at Georgia Tech. His primary research interests include computer music, interactive electronics, real-time music notation, interactive music and installations, network music, and mobile music. His advisor was Dr. Jason Freeman.

Andrew performs live as the mashup artist WiLiOne. His shows feature a striking visual display that is closely linked to the music and generated in real-time. He has performed live in Atlanta and San Francisco, to rave reviews.

Andrew’s works have been performed throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe by the ADORNO Ensemble, Teresa McCollough, and by members of Sonic Generator, among others. His piece Sliders was selected as part of Vox Novus's 60x60 2009 International Mix.