Andrew Anderson - Faculty & Adjuncts

Andrew Anderson, DMA

Andrew Anderson, DMA
Assistant Director of Sports Bands
College of Arts & Sciences
918-631-2558 Lorton Performance Center & Music Annex Room LPC-2150


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 for 8 years as Assistant Director for Sports Bands at TU. Anderson holds Doctor of Musical Arts and Bachelor of Music Education degrees from the University of Oklahoma and a Master's Degree in Wind Conducting from Oklahoma State University. 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 has 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 in Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Georgia, and North Carolina 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 written extensively for university bands; concert performances of his arrangements 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, University of Arkansas, Iowa State University, University of Kansas, New Mexico State University, East Carolina University, and Southeastern Louisiana State University.

Among Anderson's original compositions are commissions from the Davenport (Iowa) North HS Band ("Fanfare - Joie de Vivre"), the South Central Oklahoma Band Directors' Association Honor Band ("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). His professional affiliations include the College Band Directors' National Association, Oklahoma Music Educators' Association, Kappa Kappa Psi National Band Fraternity (honorary), and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America, for which he serves as the Alpa Chi chapter's Faculty Advisor.

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