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Andrea Demartra Bio

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Andrea Moore-Demartra comes from a musical family. She was inspired to become a professional musician by her brother Jonathan Moore, a young musical prodigy and a well-known and revered Chicago Public School music educator.

Andrea studied piano and music theory at the "Bell School of Performing Arts”, and the “Martin School of Music.” At the age 8, Andrea won 1st place in the Illinois State Music Teachers Association ‘s Competition in the elementary division for piano solo performance. At age 9, Andrea started her professional performance career by playing piano at weddings, for which she was financially compensated.

decided to major in instrumental music at Chicago Vocational HS, under the direction of world-renowned music educator Dr. Micheal Angelo Taylor. It was during this time at Chicago Vocational that Andrea expanded her love of music to learning other instruments such as the saxophone, however her band director noticed her masterful ability at the French Horn and directed her in becoming proficient at playing the French Horn.

To this day Andrea still plays the French Horn professionally with the “Chicago Chamber Orchestra” and various community concert bands. Andrea attended Chicago State University where she received her bachelor’s degree in music education. While at Chicago State University, Andrea also studied Jazz and Gospel piano under the direction of Professor Jukube Felton. Which led Andrea to a successful career as a pianist for several local churches in Chicago.Andrea has dedicated her life to the education and professional performance of music in and around the city of Chicago.

Within the many decades of her career, Andrea have performed with some of the top musical artists in the Chicagoland area, performing different genres of music

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