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. In 2014, he ended an almost 14-year run as the tuba player for Boston Brass.
Andrew is currently the Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at Shenandoah Conservatory. 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. He has also appeared as 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 National Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Utah Symphony, Marine Band of Mexico, Phantom Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps and a variety of dixieland, klezmer and rock bands.
Andrew has released over 100 episodes of The Entrepreneurial Musician Podcast through Pedal Note Media. TEM provides the resources needed to thrive in today's ever-changing music business through interviews with industry leaders, book reviews and more.
Andrew is the author of "A Band Director's Guide To Everything Tuba: A Collection of Interviews with the Experts" featuring interviews with Sam Pilafian, Tim Lautzenheiser, Pat Sheridan and more. He recently released the trombone version featuring interviews with Joe Alessi, Ralph Sauer, Harry Watters and others. Both are available as eBooks and audiobooks.
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.