Andrew Smith’s musical journey has taken him all over the world in a wide array of musical genres. Currently, Andrew is the Director of Athletic Bands and Assistant Professor of Low Brass at Campbell University. He is also Principal Tubist in the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra and maintains an active career as a low brass educator and performer. He has presented recitals and masterclasses all across the world, and has presented at numerous international, regional, and state conferences.
Recently, Andrew was a guest artist this summer at the International Women’s Brass Conference in Tempe, Arizona, as well as a presenter at the College Band Directors National Association Athletic Band Symposium in Seattle, Washington. Previously, Andrew was a featured soloist at the Asociación Española de Tubas y Bombardinos Regional Conference in Madrid, Spain, Andrew Hermann J. Abs Chamber Music Hall at the Beethoven-Haus in Bonn, Germany, as well as a featured soloist with the Sandhills Wind Symphony at the Kaiserasall im Kurfürstliuchen Schloss Mainz, located in the Kaiser’s Palace, and the Mittelrhein Music Festival in Koblenz, Germany.
Additional solo performances include Artist Performance Series at Campbell University, Guest Artist Recitals at Winthrop University, Brandon University, UNC Pembroke, The North Carolina Trombone Festival, and at the 2018 Southeast Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference in Tallahassee, Florida. Andrew has been a featured soloist with the Triangle Youth Brass Band, Triangle Youth Academy Brass Band, The Watson Band, Triangle Brass Band, UNCG Jazz Ensemble, Syracuse University Brass Ensemble, and the UNC Greensboro University Band.
In addition to his solo performing, Andrew Smith maintains an active career as an orchestral tubist. He has performed with the Fayetteville (NC), Roanoke, Rochester, Rainier (WA), Buffalo, and Syracuse Symphony Orchestras. He has also been a member of the North Carolina Brass Band, Triangle Brass Band, Brass Band NW, Georgia Brass Band, Tubist in the Internationally Acclaimed Brass Quintet Bay Street Brassworks, Eastman Brass Guild, and the Eastman Wind Ensemble.
At Campbell University, Andrew is the director of the Sound of the Sandhills Athletic Bands. The bands perform at football games, as well as Men’s and Women’s Basketball. The Sound of the Sandhills is comprised of over 125 auditioned students, and is one of the most prestigious bands in the Big South Athletic Conference. Coming in the fall of 2018, Campbell will have its first ever Marching Band in it’s 131-year history. Dr. Smith also serves as a judge and clinician at numerous North Carolina State Marching Band Competitions.
In addition to his active career as a performer, Andrew Smith also has been given presentations at the various state, regional, and international conferences. Previous presentations include the North Carolina Music Educator’s Conference, 2014 International Tuba Euphonium Conference at Indiana University, the 2013 Great Plains Regional Tuba-Euphonium Conference at the University of Nebraska-Kearney, the 2013 Southeast Regional Tuba-Euphonium Conference at the University of North Florida, 2013 National Association of Professional Band Instrument Repair Technician’s International Conference, and the 2013 Northeast Regional Tuba-Euphonium Conference at Ithaca College. Topics of clinics include “The History of the Publications of ITEA,” “Repairs From The Back Row – A Different Look at Tuba, Euphonium and Sousaphones,” and “How to Recruit Successful Low Brass Players in Secondary Schools.”
Andrew holds the Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance from Ithaca College, Certificate in Band Instrument Repair Technology from Renton Technical College, the Master’s Degree in Music Performance and Literature and the Artist Leadership Certificate from the Eastman School of Music, and the Doctorate of Musical Arts in Music Performance from UNC Greensboro. His primary teachers include Ed Diefes, Dave Unland, Don Harry, Craig Sutherland, and Dennis AsKew. Prior to his appointment at Campbell, Andrew held positions on the faculty of UNC Greensboro and Methodist University.
Andrew Smith is a member of the International Tuba Euphonium Association, College Band Directors National Association, College Music Society, The National Association for Music Education, North Carolina Music Educators Association, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Music Fraternity.
Andrew Smith is a Eastman Winds and Parker Mouthpieces Artist and performs exclusively on the Eastman 836 CC tuba, the 832 CC tuba, and the 864 F tuba, as well on the Parker Hitz and Parker Titan model mouthpieces.