Spectacle Brass interviews Andrew Hitz, tubist with the legendary Boston Brass. Mr. Hitz offers an encouraging word about the music business; recently he has discussed his ideas about developing successful business models and social media plans at the Savvy Musician In Action Retreat.
Andrew Hitz is an internationally renowned soloist and clinician having appeared in over 40 states and 30 countries including China, Brazil, Russia and Singapore. He recently ended an almost 14 year tenure as the tuba player for Boston Brass.
As an Educational Ambassador for Jupiter Band Instruments, Andrew appears on their behalf all over the world as both a teacher and performer. Over the past 15 years, he has presented at over 20 state music educator conferences. Andrew currently teaches tuba and euphonium at George Mason University and Gettysburg College and is a former faculty member at the American Band College, Virginia Commonwealth University and The Banff Center. He was also a thought leader specializing in social media and arts marketing at the Savvy Musician in ACTION Retreat at the University of South Carolina.
Andrew is the author of “A Band Director’s Guide To Everything Tuba: A Collection of Interviews with the Experts” and is in the process of putting out volumes for the trombone and oboe. In early 2014, he and former Boston Brass colleague Lance LaDuke will launch a digital media company, Pedal Note Media, focusing on providing resources for music educators. They also recently completed the first recording session for the Brass Recording Project featuring four former members of Boston Brass, due out in June 2014.
Andrew lives in the Washington, DC area with his wife Tiffany. They are expecting their first child in April.