Andrew Harms holds a Bachelor of Music degree with a minor in English Literature and Composition from Missouri State University, a Master of Music degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance, and is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music with a concentration in German Studies.
Andy has performed all over the world, including most of the fifty states, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, and Czech Republic. Andy has been a finalist or semi-finalist at a multitude of national and international competition, including the U.S. Fulbright Program, WAMSO Minnesota Orchestra Young Artist Competition, the International Trumpet Guild Solo Competition, the National Trumpet Competition, the Naftzger Young Artist Competition, and the National MTNA Chamber Music Division Competition. Equally at home in solo, chamber, and orchestral repertoire, Andy has performed with many of the country’s top symphony orchestras, including the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, and the Miami Symphony Orchestra; in addition, Andy has performed and recorded with the Missouri Chamber Players, the Missouri Brass Quintet, and the Springfield Brass Quintet. An enthusiastic supporter of new music and alternative ensembles, Andy has commissioned over a dozen new works featuring the trumpet, including Voices from an Unseen World by Stephen Variames, Anticitizen One by Paul Poston, Zelik by Annika Socolofsky, and Contraptions by John Cheetham.
Prior to doctoral studies at CCM, Andy taught an overflowing studio of young trumpeters in Austin, TX, where he began a scholarship program for underserved and at-risk students to take trumpet lessons. Andy has also served as brass faculty and Assistant Department Head of Music at Appel Farm Fine Arts Camp, where he founded the program’s first full-scale symphony, the Appel Farm Philharmonic. As a researcher, Andy has studied Middle Italian Baroque trumpet repertoire extensively and is frequently engaged as a Baroque soloist. Andy’s primary area of research is the trumpet repertoire and the trumpet’s role in propaganda film associated with the 1930’s German Fascist Aesthetic, and his work has culminated in a presentation fusing the propaganda film of Leni Riefenstahl with the trumpet sonatas by Paul Hindemith and Karl Pilß.
Andy’s primary teachers include Phil Collins, Alan Siebert, Craig Morris, Keith Benjamin, Keith Johnson, and Grant Peters. Andy has also studied with Matthew Ernst, Chris Kiradjieff, Reinhold Friedrich, and Charles Geyer.
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