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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.)

Things are chugging along at Shenandoah! First faculty brass quintet gig for the year is in the books and we're already in the third week of classes. What?

I finally settled on an eventual URL for a TEM only website: I've also taken the plunge and started building a Wordpress site. I'm over my head but there are so many resources available that you just have to have patience.

In the process of hiring a bunch of insanely qualified interns for Pedal Note Media. We were looking to hire one but were flooded and we're turning it into a mastermind kind of thing which I think is going to be great. We're hiring an army!

Still plugging away with my two podcasts: TEM (155 episodes) and Brass Junkies (93 episodes)

What I'm reading: Finally finished Volume 1 of Solzhenitsyn's famous The Gulag Archipelago. A fascinating and important work. I'm committed to reading the other two volumes by the end of next summer. (They are insanely long and I've got some business-related stuff to read immediately!) Just started Daniel Pink's A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future and I'm already hooked.

What I'm listening to: I am still listening to a ton of Medeski, Martin & Wood, a band I've seen around 75 times. I'm just on one of those kicks.

What I'm looking forward to: Visiting the University of Missouri for a couple of days of lectures, lessons and a recital and a trip to LA for some Breathing Gym clinics in about a week! And performing with Manhattan Transfer later this month with the American Festival Pops Orchestra!


This was updated September 10, 2018.