Dr. Andrew Parker is currently Associate Professor of Oboe at the Butler School of Music. Previously he was Assistant Professor of Oboe at the University of Iowa. Andrew has provided master classes throughout the country and beyond at such institutions as the Royal College of Music in London, University of Michigan, Temple University, Rice University, 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 and has performed at numerous International Double Reed Society conventions. He also served as an adjudicator for the National Youth Orchestra, hosted by Carnegie Hall and the Gillet-Fox International Oboe Competition.
In addition to his collegiate teaching and performing experience, Andrew has also taught and coached chamber music at various international music festivals, including the Round Top Music Festival, Music in the Mountains, Oboe Fest in San Juan, FEMUSC festival in Brazil, the Hartwick Festival in New York, and the Kinhaven Music School in Vermont.
Dr. Andrew Parker maintains a rich career as an orchestral musician, soloist, and chamber player in addition to his experience as a teacher. He has appeared as a guest soloist with the Quad City Symphony Orchestra, the Great Falls Symphony, The Puerto Rico Philharmonic, and the University of Texas Symphony Orchestra. He has also played in many orchestras in North America, including the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Florida Orchestra, the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Richmond, Ann Arbor, Flint, New Mexico, Santa Fe, Great Falls, and the Plymouth Symphony. Andrew is currently the principal oboe of the Quad City Symphony Orchestra.