Andrew Parker

Andrew Parker with his oboe

Associate Professor of Oboe

Area Counselor, woodwinds




Dr. Andrew Parker is currently Assistant 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 at such institutions as the 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 in addition to co-hosting a Double Reed Clinics and Competition for 5 years at the University of Iowa. He also served as an adjudicator for the National Youth Orchestra, hosted by Carnegie Hall.

Andrew maintains a rich career as an orchestral musician, soloist, and chamber player and addition to his experience as a teacher. He has appeared as a guest artist with the Quad City Symphony and the Great Falls Symphony. He recently performed the world premiere of an oboe concerto, Pillars or Creation, with the University of Texas Wind Ensemble. He has also played in many orchestras in North America, including the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Florida Orchestra, the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, the Richmond Symphony, Orquesta Sinfonica de Mineria, the Ann Arbor Symphony, the Flint Symphony, the New Mexico Symphony, the Santa Fe Symphony, the Great Falls Symphony, and the Plymouth Symphony.  Andrew is currently the principal oboe of the Quad City Symphony Orchestra.

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, Oboe Fest in San Juan, FEMUSC festival in Brazil, the Hartwick Festival in New York, and the Kinhaven Music School in Vermont. In 2009 he was appointed the English horn Fellow at the Aspen Music Festival; a position he maintained for four seasons.  In his tenure as English horn fellow, Andrew performed under the baton of several notable conductors.   


Applied Oboe 

MUS 115T
Lower-Division Reed Making

MUS 176C | 276C | 376C 
Special Topics in Music Performance

MUS 276V
Oboe Literature

Handel: The "Halle" Sonatas HWV 380-385
Nancy Ambrose King, Jonathan Rhodes Lee, Andrew Parker, Kristin Wolfe Jensen

The Albuquerque Journal
Oboist to lead Trifecta Trio at Chatter Sunday

The Quad-City Times
Rare oboe solo to be part of Quad City Symphony Orchestra's weekend concerts

Contact Information

Campus location
MRH 5.254

Teaching Areas



Doctor of Musical Arts
The University of Michigan

Master of Music
Yale University

Bachelor of Music
Eastman School of Music