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 New World Symphony, the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, 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. His two most memorable gigs were getting to play a tune with the Dirty Dozen Brass Band and playing the National Anthem at Fenway Park before a Pedro Martinez start.
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 in the Washington DC area.