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Andrea Gross Hixon

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music

B.M., University of Wisconsin-Madison 
M.M., Eastman School of Music 
D.M.A., Eastman School of Music

Programs: Music

Andrea Gross Hixon has taught oboe at St. Norbert College since 2006. She also teaches oboe at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, and has been a visiting instructor of oboe at Lawrence University. She is a member of the Madison Symphony Orchestra, was principal oboist of the Green Bay Symphony for its final 10 years, and also frequently performs with the Milwaukee Symphony. Andrea is a member of the New Hampshire Music Festival orchestra, where she has played in the summers since 2015, and has also played since 2005 with the summer orchestra of the Woodstock/Midwest Mozart Festival in Illinois.

Andrea has recorded and toured with the Moscow Chamber Orchestra, with concerts in France, Italy and the United States, including performances in Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall. She was principal oboist of the Eastman Wind Ensemble for two tours to Japan and Taiwan, and played in the summer opera orchestra for the Schlossfestspiele in Heidelberg, Germany. She has toured with the American-Russian Young Artists Orchestra, performing in Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, Smetana Hall in Prague, and at the White Nights Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Andrea holds Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees from the Eastman School of Music, where she studied with Richard Killmer, and a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she studied with Marc Fink. She completed additional studies at the Paris Conservatory as a student of David Walter.

MUSI 054/064 Woodwind Lessons
MUSI 362 Woodwinds Methods

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