Joseph Andrews was born in 1986 to a musical family. He is a junior in high school and is home-taught by his parents. His musical career began in 1999 when he began taking lessons from
Greg Ferguson, who invited him to join the junior high school orchestra. At the beginning of his eighth grade year, he began private cello lessons with Andrea Kelley. He studied with her for three years and is currently studying with Lawrence Figg, a member of the Kansas City Symphony.
Joseph has performed in numerous ensembles and quartets and currently plays in a piano trio with violinist Sarah Peters, and pianist Aurelia Andrews.
Joseph has recieved 1+ ratings at various solo and ensemble festivals for the past three years, has held principal positions in the Olathe South High School Orchestra, and is also a member of the Olathe Area Youth Symphony. Joseph was also a semi-finalist in the Kansas City Symphony Concerto Competition in 2003