Andrew Friedrichs is a trombonist and composer based in Colorado Springs, CO. Andrew currently works as the Worship Music Associate at Village Seven Presbyterian Church, composing, arranging, and orchestrating worship music. He has played with a variety of ensembles including Colorado Symphony, Colorado Springs Philharmonic, Boulder Philharmonic, US Air Force Academy Band, Florida Grand Opera, and Palm Beach Symphony. Andrew currently holds an adjunct teaching position at Pikes Peak Community College. He has seen success in the world of trombone auditions, having been named the winner for the U.S. Army “Pershing’s Own” Ceremonial Band, the U.S. Air Force "Heritage of America" Band, and a semi-finalist for the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. A winner of the Frost Concerto Competition, Andrew performed Paul Creston’s “Fantasy for Trombone and Orchestra” with the Frost Symphony Orchestra. Andrew holds a BM from Eastman School of Music and both and MM and a DMA from the University of Miami Frost School of Music. Andrew lives in Colorado Springs with his wife, Nina, and golden retriever, Wally.
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A good music teacher is like a good doctor. A good doctor doesn't hand out the same prescription to every patient. A good doctor pays close attention to each patient, asks about their symptoms, talks with them, and then hands them a prescription for an antidote that is unique to that particular person. I customize many elements of trombone lessons while staying true to the principles that I feel have been most beneficial to my own improvement process.