George Mason University
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George Mason University

Andrew Hitz

Adjunct Faculty

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  • 703-993-1380 (office)
  • de Laski Performing Arts Bldg, A417
    4400 University Drive, MS 3E3
    Fairfax, VA 22030

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Biography

Andrew Hitz is an internationally renowned soloist and clinician, having appeared in over 40 states and 30 countries including China, Brazil, Russia and Singapore.  He recently ended an almost 14 year tenure as the tuba player for Boston Brass.

As an Educational Ambassador for Jupiter Band Instruments, Andrew appears on their behalf all over the world as both a teacher and performer.  Over the past 15 years, he has presented at over 20 state music conferences.  In addition to teaching at Mason, Andrew is a former faculty member at the American Band College and The Banff Center.  He was also a thought leader specializing in social media and arts marketing at the Savvy Music in Action Retreat at the University of South Carolina.

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.  In 2014, he and former Boston Brass colleague will launch a digital media company, Pedal Note Media, focusing on providing resources for music educators.  They recently completed the first recording session for the Brass Recording Project featuring four former members of Boston Brass, due out later this year.

Andrew has also appeared with the National Symphony, the Dallas Brass and fulfilled a lifelong dream by performing the National Anthem once at Fenway Park.  He currently lives with his wife, Tiffany, in the Washington DC area.

Degrees

DM, Winds, Percussion, Tuba Performance, Northwestern University (1997)

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Appointment: Adjunct

Faculty Rank: Instructor

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