Hailing from the east coast of Florida, Andrea Kennard is a Master’s student in horn performance at the University of Oregon. From a young age, she had an inclination towards music and after brief stints on both the violin and piano, she ultimately fell in love with the horn. As a Duckwitz Talent scholarship recipient at Stetson University, she had the opportunity to play principal horn in both the Stetson University Symphony Orchestra and Opera Theater Orchestra, and was featured as a soloist on the Schumann Konzertstuck as part of the university’s Schumann Festival in 2010. Upon completion of her Bachelor’s in Music, she entered the Arts Management Graduate program at the University of Oregon, ultimately leaving it to pursue her true passion; horn performance. Since 2016, Andrea has been the recipient of the Close Fellowship, allowing her to complete her Master’s in Music on a full ride. While at the University of Oregon, she has been an active musician in the School of Music and Dance as Associate Principal horn of the UOSO, the OWE, and the horn player with Teen Angst. She has maintained her interest in arts administration and is currently the Executive Assistant for the Delgani String Quartet, the Personnel Manager for the Pacific Artists Collective, and works on the production team for the UO School of Music and Dance. She will continue her studies in Chicago at the DePaul School of Music upon graduation this academic year, and intends to pursue a career as an orchestral and chamber musician.