Born in New Orleans, André Bohren grew up traveling across the country with his family, following his musician father Spencer Bohren’s tour schedule. When André was 12, his family settled in Casper, where he discovered a love of classical piano music. Four years later, under the tutelage of Dr. Janet Ahlquist, he performed Gershwin’s “Rhapsody In Blue” with the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra, and represented the state in several regional piano competitions.
After moving back to New Orleans, he studied for two years with Dr. John Murphy at Loyola University. It was there that he founded the eclectic funk/rock band Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes in 2001, manning the drum and percussion chair. To date, the band has released eight albums and toured across the country for over two decades, performing at such renowned venues as Red Rocks Amphitheatre, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, New York’s Knitting Factory, and dozens more.
In 2012, André began studying classical piano once more at the University of New Orleans with Dr. Robin Williams. His debut solo piano CD, Resonance (released in 2022), includes striking performances of music by Chopin, Debussy, Rachmaninov, Schubert, and Schumann.
Co-Sponsored by the Casper College Foundation.
Partial funding is from Natrona School District No. 1 and the Wyoming Community Foundation – Casper Area.