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The "Now" page for Andrew Hitz. This page is updated regularly with what tuba player, author and speaker Andrew Hitz is up to.

What I'm Doing Now

(This is my now page. You should make one too.)

I’ve been getting my big tuba on lately (thanks for the axe, Mike Nickens!) in preparation for playing with Washington Symphonic Brass next week. Wagner, Strauss, Berlioz and a bunch of other stuff. Going to be a blast!

I am elated for my friends in the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, who are back to work again. I was honored to play with them twice over the summer while they were locked out. They are back to where they belong!

I’m headed to New Jersey next week on behalf of Jupiter Band Instruments for an in-service. I will be talking to band directors about bringing a growth mindset to their band rooms and fostering one in their students.

I am slowly closing in on Episode 200 of The Entrepreneurial Musician podcast which is crazy to me. Early December will make 200! And The Brass Junkies is in the 120s!

After years and years of trying (and failing) at a number of schools I am finally teaching the music business course I’ve always wanted to teach and it is called, wait for it, The Entrepreneurial Musician. (You weren’t expecting something creative, were you?) But seriously, teaching a class like this is a dream come true. I’ve been waiting years for this opportunity and it is finally here!

What I’m Listening To: I’ve been digging on John Coltrane and JRAD lately. Also, a bunch of listening in preparation for the Washington Symphonic Brass gig next week.

What I’m Reading: I’m currently reading two books. One is Mark Rabideau’s Creating the Revolutionary Artist: Entrepreneurship for the 21st-Century Musician. This is the textbook for my TEM class. The other book I’m reading is Seth Godin’s This Is Marketing. Both are constant reminders that I have to consciously try to make my artistry and teaching remarkable.

(Last updated October 3, 2019)