Andrew Hitz has been the tuba player in Boston Brass since 2000. During that time, they have performed in over 30 states and 25 countries including Greece, Brazil, Singapore, Japan, and China. Andrew has also performed solos around the world including such places as Japan, Germany, and Mexico, where he was a soloist with the Marine Band of Mexico. He studied with Rex Martin at Northwestern University where he earned his bachelor’s degree and was the graduate teaching assistant for world renowned tubist Sam Pilafian at Arizona State University.
Andrew has performed with a wide range of ensembles including the National Symphony Orchestra, the New World Symphony and the Dallas Brass. He is also a founding member of the klezmer quartet Balagan based out of New York City with former Boston Brass member Rich Kelley. Andrew’s appearances on television and radio include the CBS Early Show, NPR, and Asia This Morning. Career highlights include sitting in for a tune with the Dirty Dozen Brass Band and playing the National Anthem at Fenway Park before a Pedro Martinez start. After performing at the Kennedy Center with Trey Anastasio, the guitarist for Phish and his musical hero, Andrew thought about retiring but decided to stick it out.
As an Educational Ambassador for Jupiter Band Instruments, Andrew has conducted master classes in such places as Thailand, China, Germany, and England. He currently teaches at both George Mason University and Gettysburg College and was formerly on the faculty’s of the Banff Center and Virginia Commonwealth University.
Andrew currently lives with his wife Tiffany, the best band director in the world, in the Washington DC area.