Senior Airman Andrew Compton is a clarinetist with the United States Air force Band of the Golden West, Travis AFB, CA. Originally from Reynoldsburg, Ohio, his Air Force career began in 2020.
SrA Compton is a 2017 graduate of Ohio Christian University in Circleville, Ohio, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education. In 2020, he received a Master’s degree in Clarinet Performance from the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, Ohio. His teachers were Bob Springer (AF), Bill Isenhart (Army), Dr. Adrienne Lape, and Ixi Chen. Before enlisting in the United States Air Force, A1C Compton performed with various ensembles throughout Ohio including the Heisey Wind Ensemble, Queen City Chamber Orchestra, CCM Philharmonia, as well as a soloist for the Capital Winds and Queen City Chamber Orchestra.
2017 – Bachelor’s in Music Education, Ohio Christian University
2020 – Master’s in Clarinet Performance, College-Conservatory of Music
October 2020 – Present, Band of The Golden West, Travis AFB, CA, USA
AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Basic Military Training Honor Graduate
AF Training Ribbon
EFFECTIVE DATE OF PROMOTION
Airman First Class - October 2020
Senior Airman – December 2022