Hailed by WQXR as a “remarkable bassoonist,” Andy Sledge (they/them) has performed in concert halls, teahouses, opera pits, parking lots, and video game soundtracks. They have commissioned and premiered works by composers of their generation, along with works for unaccompanied electric bassoon. In 2022, Andy co-founded the Bridge Bassoon Duo with bassoonist Dana Brink. Dedicated to promoting trans voices, the duo has commissioned music from composers including Meadow Bridgham and Maddy Wildman. As an orchestral musician, Andy has performed with ensembles including Symphony in C and the West Virginia Symphony, and they were recently appointed as principal bassoon of the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra. Andy currently serves as Assistant Professor at West Virginia University, where they teach bassoon, chamber music, and music theory. Beyond the university, they have shared educational and community engagement programs in public schools, arts centers, and retirement communities in Philadelphia and New Haven. Andy is a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate at the Yale School of Music, where they also earned their master’s degree. Andy is a winner of the 2022 Astral Artists National Competition.