Delta David Gier, music director of the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra

Dr. Wael Farouk, piano, Faculty at Manhattan School of Music

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Andrew Anderson

Andrew is a member of the Lyric Opera of Chicago Orchestra, the Grant Park Symphony Orchestra, the Chicago Philharmonic, and performs regularly with Music of the Baroque. He has performed with the Minnesota Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, Fort Worth Symphony, Columbus Symphony, American Ballet Theater, and the Joffrey Ballet. Andrew is the founder of the Lakeside Artists Guild and Academy.

Andrew enjoys teaching positions at the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University and The Wheaton College Conservatory in addition to his private studio in Northwest Indiana. Andrew was recognized as 2018 Illinois Studio Teacher of the Year by the Illinois Chapter of the American String Teachers Association. Andrew was the featured guest soloist at the Midwest Clinic in 2015. In 2018 Andrew became the orchestra director at Illiana Christian High School.

Andrew has a Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of Michigan, a Master of Music Degree from Indiana University, and served as a doctoral teaching fellow at the University of North Texas. Andrew’s teachers include Stuart Sankey, Lawrence Hurst, Jeff Bradetich, Larry Zgonc, Bill Clay, Steve Molina, and his father Dave Anderson. Andrew studied string pedagogy with Robert Culver at the University of Michigan, and low string pedagogy at Indiana University with Helga Winolt.