Andrew found his way to China and Taiwan through music. While earning a BA in Linguistics (Carleton College, 2010), he began studying two Chinese musical instruments: erhu and zhongruan. Andrew earned an MSt in Music from Oxford University (2012), writing on the politics of music in Taiwan. He then spent time in Taipei–one year as a Fulbright Fellow and another year studying Mandarin and Hokkien at the International Chinese Language Program. Before joining CET, Andrew conducted the Chinese Music Ensemble as Visiting Instructor in Music at Wesleyan University, where he is also a PhD candidate in Ethnomusicology. He is especially excited to return to Taipei to enjoy the city’s music scene, quirky cafes, and stinky tofu.