Andrew Hoy earned a Bachelor of Arts in both Music and History from Vassar College, where he graduated with honors. His private violin studies started at the age of four; his teachers include Robert dePasquale (retired Principal Philadelphia Orchestra member), and Betty-Jean Hagen.
Andrew has been teaching private violin and viola lessons for over 15 years. In addition to keeping a private studio, he also founded and directs the strings program at St. Helena School in Blue Bell. He is the Assistant Director for the Philadelphia Archdiocesan Honors Orchestra, which performs at various venues, including Kimmel Center.
Mr. Hoy is an active violinist in the community and plays for various chamber ensembles, pit orchestras, and symphony orchestras, with whom he has performed in concert halls throughout the United States, Eastern Europe and Brazil. He is the Assistant Concertmaster of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Symphony Orchestra and serves as a board member of the orchestra.