Andy Sledge (they/them) is Assistant Professor of Bassoon and Music Theory at the West Virginia University School of Music, where they bring a passion for communication and nuance to their work as a performer, teacher, and collaborator. They have commissioned and premiered works by composers of their generation, along with works for unaccompanied electric bassoon. Their recent recital programs have included explorations of identity, dissent, and memorial through music for bassoon. Andy has performed with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, West Virginia Symphony, Nashville Sinfonietta, and the Opera Theater of Connecticut. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Andy produced audio and video performances including Yale’s annual Bassoonarama and Norfolk Chamber Music Festival’s virtual 2020 season. Andy is a D.M.A. candidate at the Yale School of Music, and they hold a Master’s in Music from Yale and a Bachelor’s in Music from Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music, where they received the Founder’s Medal for graduating with highest honors of their class.