Andrew Hitz is an internationally renowned soloist, clinician and speaker having appeared in over 40 states and 30 countries including Japan, Brazil, Russia and Singapore. He recently ended an almost 14 year tenure as the tuba player for Boston Brass.
Andrew currently teaches tuba and euphonium at George Mason University and Gettysburg College. As an Educational Ambassador for Jupiter Band Instruments, he appears all over the world as both a teacher and performer. Andrew has presented at over 20 state music educator conferences and taught master classes at some of the finest music schools in the world including the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, the Tatui Conservatory in Brazil and Yong Siew Toh Conservatory in Singapore. Recently, he was a thought leader specializing in social media and arts marketing at the Savvy Musician in Action Retreat at the University of South Carolina.
Andrew has appeared with a wide variety of ensembles including the Marine Band of Mexico, the Phantom Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps and the National Symphony Orchestra, in addition to a variety of dixieland, klezmer and rock bands.
Andrew is the author of "A Band Director's Guide To Everything Tuba: A Collection of Interviews with the Experts" and is in the process of putting out volumes for the trombone and oboe. His latest venture, Pedal Note Media, is a digital media company founded with former Boston Brass colleague Lance LaDuke. Pedal Note Media provides products and programs to educate, entertain and inspire music teachers, players and fans. This includes the Brass Recording Project, whose goal is to record all of the world’s great brass music. The first recording, "Brass Recording Project: The Music of JD Shaw," is due out in September.
Andrew lives in the Washington, DC area with his son Nicholas, his dog Izabella, and his wife Tiffany, who he thinks is the best band director in the country.