Andrew Parker
University of Texas, Austin - Butler School of Music
Andrew Parker
Dr. Andrew Parker is currently Assistant Professor of Oboe at the Butler School of Music. Previously he was Assistant Professor of Oboe at the University of Iowa. In Andrew's time at the University of Iowa, he provided master classes at several institutions throughout the country, including the University of Michigan, the University of Florida, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Luther College, Mannes Preparatory Division, and the University of Virginia to name a few. He has been the guest artist at several double reed events around the country in addition to co-hosting a Double Reed Clinics and Competition for 5 years at the University of Iowa. He also served as an adjudicator for the National Youth Orchestra, hosted by Carnegie Hall.

Andrew maintains a rich career as an orchestral musician in addition to his experience as a teacher. He has performed as a soloist with the Quad City Symphony and the Great Falls Symphony. He has also played in many orchestras in North America, including the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Florida Orchestra, the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, the Richmond Symphony, Orquesta Sinfonica de Mineria, the Ann Arbor Symphony, the Flint Symphony, the New Mexico Symphony, the Santa Fe Symphony, the Great Falls Symphony, and the Plymouth Symphony. Andrew is currently the principal oboe of the Quad City Symphony Orchestra.

In addition to his collegiate teaching and performing experience, Andrew has also taught and coached chamber music at various international music festivals, including the FEMUSC festival in Brazil, the Hartwick Festival in New York, and the Kinhaven Music School in Vermont. In 2009 he was appointed the English horn Fellow at the Aspen Music Festival; a position he maintained for four seasons. In his tenure as English horn fellow, Andrew performed under the baton of several notable conductors.

Andrew's solo album, The Singing Oboe, was released under the MSR Records label in 2014. The album was featured as cd of the week on the Boston station 99.5 WCRB. He recently recorded an album of works for oboe, bassoon, and piano with Benjamin Coelho and Alan Huckleberry to be released on the MSR Records label.

After receiving his Bachelor's degree at the Eastman School of Music and Master's degree at Yale University, he finished his doctoral studies at the University of Michigan.

Andrew's primary teachers have been Jeannette Bittar, Richard Killmer, and Nancy Ambrose King. He has also studied with Elaine Douvas and Robert Walters.