Andrew Ritchie, Cello

Drew Ritchie was born in Omaha, Nebraska to two professional music educators and symphony musicians. Starting piano lessons at an early age, Drew quickly transferred his musical beginnings to cello, voice, and saxophone. Throughout his education he has enjoyed performing in nearly every musical ensemble offered at the high school and collegiate levels. In addition to playing in community performances Drew has also taught a small private studio of beginning and intermediate cello students. Drew’s student teaching in North Omaha led to his first position as director of bands and 6th grade strings at McMillan Magnet Center in the Omaha Public Schools. He continues to perform throughout Omaha and Lincoln and plans to pursue a masters degree in conducting in the near future.