Andrew Hitz has been the tuba player for the world-renowned quintet Boston Brass since 2000. During that time, they have performed in over 30 states and 15 countries including Italy, France, Singapore, Japan, and China. He has also performed solos around the world including such places as Japan, Germany, and Mexico. Professor Hitz 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.
He has performed with a wide range of ensembles including the New World Symphony, the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band. Additionally, Professor Hitz is a founding member of the klezmer quartet Balagan based out of New York City with former Boston Brass member Rich Kelley. His appearances on television and radio include the CBS Early Show, NPR, and Asia This Morning.
As an Educational Ambassador for Jupiter Band Instruments, Professor Hitz has conducted master classes in locations around the globe, including Thailand, China, Germany, and England. He has also been on the faculty at the Banff Center in Canada and Virginia Commonwealth University.
Adjunct Assistant Professor
B.M. Northwestern University