Dr. Andrew Wheelock



Assistant Professor of Music and Percussion Area Coordinator 
BCPA 1007
(307) 766-5242 | awheeloc@uwyo.edu

Dr. Andrew Wheelock, an active jazz drummer and percussionist, has performed with Bobby Shew, Terell Stafford, Chuchito Valdés, Joel Frahm, Jim White, Carlos Vega, Denis Marks, Chip McNeil, Matt Olson, Ben Markley, Ivan Trevino, William Moersch, Chip Stephens, Tito Carrillo, Jim Pugh, Larry Gray, Bill Sears, Oliver Nelson Jr. and Rob Smith. Wheelock's latest projects include the Ben Markley Quartet ft. Joel Frahm, the Gonzalo Teppa Quintet, the Dimitrije Vasiljevic Quintet, and the UW Jazz Faculty. 

Wheelock is the Percussion Area Coordinator at the University of Wyoming. Wheelock runs the second Jazz band, teaches percussion methods and percussion lessons, and directs the Percussion Ensemble which he regularly composes for. His most recent composition, What Remains, featured the UW dance department in a twenty minute tribute to loved ones lost and the legacy they leave behind. For more info and a recording of that performance, please visit https://www.uwyo.edu/music/ensembles/percussion_ensemble.html.

Prior to UW, he was an Adjunct Instructor of Music at Lincoln College and Greenville University. Wheelock received his Doctorate and Masters in jazz studies from the University of Illinois. He also holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Central Michigan University (2013). Wheelock's primary teachers have been Joel Spencer, William Moersch, Ricardo Flores, Dr. Andrew Spencer, Chip McNeil, Jim Pugh, Tito Carrillo, Chip Stephens, and Rob Smith. 

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Department of Music

University of Wyoming

1000 E. University Ave., Dept. 3037

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-5242

Fax: (307) 766-5326

Email: musicdpt@uwyo.edu

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