Andy Rummel is the Assistant Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois. A native of Delavan, Illinois, Andy received his Bachelors Degree in Music Education and his Masters Degree in Music Performance from Illinois State University in Normal and is currently pursuing his Doctorate in Musical Arts from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. His private teachers include Mark Moore, David Zerkel, Ed Livingston and Rex Martin. Andy is the principal tubist with the Heartland Festival Orchestra and has performed with the Peoria Symphony Orchestra, the Illinois Symphony and the Virginia Symphony. Prior to his arrival at Illinois State, Andy was the principal tubist with the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band and the Heritage Brass Quintet located at Langley AFB in Virginia. He premiered composer Aldo Forte’s first tuba concerto, Dance Rhapsody for Tuba and Band, which was recorded on the Heritage of America Band compact disc, Band Dances. Andy has been a guest soloist with the Vermont Youth Philharmonia, the Illinois State University Wind Symphony and the Brass Band of Central Illinois. He has been a featured recitalist at the international Tuba and Euphonium Conference in Tucson, Arizona, the United States Army Band Tuba-Euphonium Conference in Washington, DC, the South East Regional Tuba and Euphonium Conference in Athens, GA and the Hawkeye Regional Tuba and Euphonium Conference in Iowa City, Iowa. Andy is an artist/clinician for Willson Musical Instruments.