Andrew Anderson - Faculty & Adjuncts

Andrew Anderson, DMA

Andrew Anderson, DMA
Assistant Director of Sports Bands
College of Arts & Sciences
918-631-2260 Music Annex


BME – University of Oklahoma MM – Oklahoma State University


Andrew Anderson is the Director of Bands at the University of Tulsa. In this capacity, he is the director of the TU Wind Ensemble as well as the “Sound of the Golden Hurricane” Marching Band and Basketball Bands. Prior to this appointment, Anderson served as Assistant Director for Sports Bands at TU. Anderson holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Oklahoma, a Master's Degree in Wind Conducting from Oklahoma State University, and a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from the University of Oklahoma. Before starting his collegiate career, Anderson taught for 6 years at Piedmont Public Schools, where bands under his direction received consistently high ratings at OSSAA, OBA, and Bands of America events. Under his co-direction, the TU Wind Ensemble was chosen as a performing ensemble at the 2018 CBDNA Southwest Regional Conference at the University of Houston, marking only the second time in TU history that the Wind Ensemble had been chosen for such an honor.

Dr. Anderson is in demand as a band clinician and adjudicator throughout the region and is a prolific music arranger for both indoor and outdoor ensembles. He has arranged over 180 marching shows for high school bands since 2005; schools performing his arrangements have won Oklahoma Bandmasters' Association Grand Championships at the 1A-2A-3A and 4-5-A levels, Oklahoma Bandmasters' Association Class Championships at the 2A, 3A, 4A, and 5A levels, and a Bands of America Class A St. Louis Regional Championship. Dr. Anderson has also arranged extensively for university bands; concert performances include those by the University of Colorado Wind Symphony, University of Oklahoma Wind Symphony, Oklahoma State University Wind Ensemble, Ball State University Wind Ensemble, Texas Tech University Symphonic Band, and University of Tulsa Wind Ensemble. Collegiate marching bands performing his arrangements include those from the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University, Iowa State University, University of Kansas, New Mexico State University, and East Carolina University. His original compositions include commissions from the Davenport (Iowa) North HS Band ("Fanfare - Joie de Vivre"), the South Central Oklahoma Band Directors' Association ("Deadline"), the Tulsa Starlight Band ("The Machinery of Night") and the University of Tulsa Bela Rosza Competition ("Fanfare on T-U-L-S-A" for brass/percussion). Anderson's affiliations include the College Band Directors National Association, Oklahoma Music Educators' Association, Kappa Kappa Psi (honorary), and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.

Courses Taught

  • University Band
  • Instrumental/Choral Conducting II
  • Introduction to Music
  • Marching Band Methods
  • Instrumental/Choral Conducting I
  • Instrumentation

Professional Affiliations

  • College Band Directors’ National Association
  • Kappa Kappa Psi
  • Oklahoma Music Educators’ Association
  • Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia