Dr. Andy Larson, from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is currently Full-Time Lecturer of Low Brass at Southern University. He is also serving a one-year appointment as Adjunct Instructor of Tuba/Euphonium at Louisiana State University. Additionally, he is the low brass teacher at East Ascension High School in Gonzales, Louisiana. Prior to teaching at Southern and LSU, Andy taught at Southeastern Louisiana University and the University of Akron (OH).
Dr. Larson is in high demand as a clinician and performer. He has performed with the Festival City Symphony (WI), the Lake Charles Symphony Pops (LA), and the Cleveland Symphonic Winds (OH). Andy has been a featured performer at many regional, national, and international conferences including the 2012 and 2014 US Army Band Tuba Euphonium Workshop (Arlington, VA), 2012 International Tuba Euphonium Conference (Linz, Austria), 2013 South Central Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference (Baton Rouge, LA), and the 2014 International Tuba Euphonium Conference (Bloomington, IN). Andy’s research pursuits and creative endeavors have been finalists in international competition.
Students from Andy’s studio have won regional, national, and international competitions, entered and graduated from graduate school, entered the U.S. Military Band system at various levels, opened their own businesses, entered successful careers as middle and high school band directors, and become successful freelance musicians.
Andy is immensely interested in experimental and avant-garde music and art. He is currently working on multiple pedagogical resources aimed at making contemporary performance techniques more accessible to young musicians. He has become increasingly interested in creating experiential atmospheres for and with his live performances. Andy lives in Baton Rouge and tries to ride his bicycle as often as possible.
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