Kory Andry, Percussionist
Percussionist Kory Andry graduated from the Interlochen Arts Academy in 1989, and earned a Bachelor of Percussion Performance from the Louisiana State University in 1993. Kory has been teaching percussion at all levels from middle school to collegiate for over 25 years. He currently holds the position of Principal Timpanist of the Minnesota Opera Orchestra, and is an active freelance percussionist and educator in the Twin Cities area. Many of his students continue to score high in solo and ensemble competitions and several have earned successful careers in majoring in percussion performance as well as education in college.
A past winner of the Percussive Arts Society National Vibraphone Competition Award, Kory's performance credits include such national touring shows as Wicked, Motown the Musical, Showboat, Cinderella, Little Mermaid, A Gentlemen's Guide to Love and Murder, Phantom of the Opera, The Producers, Carousel, Little Shop of Horrors, Spamalot, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Little Shop of Horrors, How to Succeed at Business, Beauty and the Beast, Ragtime, Grease, Mary Poppins, Dream Girls, Young Frankenstein, Blood Brothers, Titanic, Hairspray, A Chorus Line, Little House On the Prairie, White Christmas, Pippin, Oklahoma, Evita, and Sweet Charity. In addition, he has appeared at the Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis, where he was the drummer / percussionist for the 3 time Tony Award nominated musical - A Year with Frog and Toad, as well as The Wizard of Oz, Honk, and Aladdin. In addition he performed in H.M.S. Pinafore, She Loves Me, Pirates of Penzance, 1776, The Little House on the Prairie, Caroline or Change, Roman Holiday, My Fair Lady, The Music Man and Guys and Dolls at the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis.
Kory has a private teaching studio located in Stillwater, Minnesota and is the percussion teacher at both the Mahtomedi Middle and High School located in Mahtomedi, Minnesota.
When not performing he enjoys spending time with his loving wife and four children.