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Andy Smith

Lecturer, Tuba & Euphonium

Education

BM, Tuba Performance with Teaching Certificate, Texas Tech University

Biography

Andy Smith was appointed to the Lyric Opera of Chicago Orchestra in January of 2012.  He began performing with the group in September of that same year.  Smith, from Amarillo Texas, received his Bachelor of Music degree from Texas Tech University, where he studied with Kevin Wass.  He has also studied at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University with Dan Perantoni.  Prior to winning the Lyric Opera position, Smith was a highly sought after tubist in Texas, where he performed regularly with the Lubbock and Big Spring Symphonies. In addition to his duties in the pit, Smith has also performed with many different orchestras in the Midwest including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Grant Park Music Festival Orchestra, and the Chicago Philharmonic.  Smith is a Buffet Performing Artist.