Andrew Paa
Status: Member
Member Since: May 10, 2005
Last Visit:June 4, 2014

Andrew Paa

Since I will be moving in a few short months, I am in the process of setting up a private studio in Kent, OH where I will be pursuing a second MM in Performance: Chamber Music. If you are in that area and interested in lessons, please feel free to contact me. Lessons will start there in late August/early September.

If you are looking for a musician or musicians for music at your wedding or other event, I also offer those services as well. Please see my website for more details.

Currently, Andrew is pursuing his MM in Performance at the University of South Dakota, studying violin with Dr. Eunho Kim and chamber music with the members of the Rawlins Piano Trio (Dr. Marie-Elaine Gagnon-cello, Dr. Susan Keith-Grey-piano and Dr. Eunho Kim). As a recipient of the Rawlins Piano Trio Fellowship for his first two years of study, Andrew performed in the Townsley Piano Trio, was the Concertmaster of the USD Symphony, performed as Assistant Concertmaster in the USD Chamber Orchestra, and was also the Orchestra Assistant. For one semester he was also the first violinist of the Tristero String Quartet with performances on and off campus. In his first year of study at USD he began his professional orchestral performance career as a member of the first violin section of the Sioux City Symphony. In addition to his own violin studies, he enjoys teaching and maintains a small, private violin studio.

Andrew began his musical studies at the age of ten under the tutelage of Mrs. Anne Burish through the public school system and later privately studied with Mrs. Maria Peters. He attended Luther College with both music and academic scholarships, and earned his B.A. in Music Performance studying violin under Dr. Virginia Strauss and Dr. Jubal Fulks. During his four year tenure there, he performed in the Luther College Symphony Orchestra and in his final year, served as the assistant principle of the second violin section. Additionally, he performed in the Luther College Chamber Orchestra and was also the 2nd violinist in the Enigma String Quartet, under the guidance of Dr. Jubal Fulks. Along with his performing obligations in the LCSO, Andrew also served, for two years, as an Orchestra Manager for the Luther College Symphony and Chamber Orchestras.

Andrew has the pleasure of playing on a 1759 English violin by John Johnson.

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