Director of Student Recruitment
Andrew Watson is the newest member of the VanderCook family and will be working as the new student recruiter. No stranger to VanderCook, Andrew’s ties to VanderCook go back to his high school days at Hoffman Estates High School under the direction of Mr. Bob Erickson. Andrew and his classmates would attend the Day of Percussion Festival year after year. The experience left a memorable impression on Andrew and music went on to be a tremendous part of his career goals.
"Music has allowed me to meet some amazing people, and see some amazing places. I've been able to travel the world, and even had most of my college tuition paid for through a music scholarship."
Andrew graduated from Monmouth College with a degree in music performance. Andrew decided that he wanted to get into college admissions "to help people find their path in life". His two great passions crossed paths again when he discovered an opening for the recruiter position at VanderCook. Andrew is an energetic, articulate, and talented young man ready to meet any student who has identified or is thinking of music as a possible career path.
If you know a student who demonstrates the traits of a successful future music educator, please encourage them to contact Andrew Watson.