Dr. Andrew Parker is currently Associate Professor of Oboe at the University of Texas at Austin and faculty at the Round Top Festival Institute.
In addition to his teaching, Andrew maintains a rich performing career as a soloist and chamber musician.
He has performed concerti with numerous orchestras including the Quad City Symphony, the Great Falls Symphony, the Puerto Rico Philharmonic, the University of Iowa Chamber Orchestra, and the University of Texas Symphony Orchestra.
His solo album, The Singing Oboe, was featured as CD of the week for two consecutive weeks on the Boston classical station 99.5 WCRB.
Andrew has been principal oboe of the Quad City Symphony for fourteen seasons.
In addition to his position with the Quad City Symphony, Andrew plays English horn at Music in the Mountains and has performed with numerous other orchestras including the National Arts Center Orchestra, the Florida Orchestra, the Orquesta Sinfonica de Mineria, the New Mexico Symphony, and many others.
He has also performed in a wide variety of chamber music settings at various international festivals including FEMUSC in Brazil, the Aspen Music Festival, The Sarasota Music Festival, Round Top Festival, Music in the Mountains, and Kinhaven Music School.
After receiving his BM degree at the Eastman School of Music and MM degree at Yale University, he received his Doctorate at the University of Michigan. Andrew’s primary teachers have been Richard Killmer, Nancy Ambrose King, and Elaine Douvas.