Andrew W. Parker

Associate Professor of Oboe



Oboist, educator, and arts administrator, Dr. Andrew W. Parker is the newly appointed Associate Professor of Oboe at the Louisiana State University School of Music. He has performed throughout the United States and internationally at some of the world’s most prestigious concert halls including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Kimmel Center, The Long Center, Texas Performing Arts, The Peace Center, Seoul Performing Arts Center, Symphony Space NYC, and Westchester Performing Arts Center, along with many others.

Dr. Parker previously held teaching positions as the Assistant Professor of Oboe, Graduate Coordinator, and Summer Music Camp Director at Oklahoma State University, Lecturer of Oboe and Music Technology at Brevard College (NC), and was the Woodwind/Brass coach for the Greenville County Youth Orchestra. He is a sought-after educator and has been invited to give master classes, reed-making seminars, career development workshops, and recitals at the Arizona State University, University of Missouri - Kansas City Conservatory of Music, Hartt School of Music, SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music, North Carolina School of the Arts, University of Arkansas, University of North Carolina Greensboro, Bowling Green State University, Central Washington University, Arkansas State University, Middle Tennessee State University, and the Usdan Center for Performing and Visual Arts, among other colleges and high schools around the United States.

As an avid orchestral and chamber musician, Dr. Parker has held positions with the Greenville Symphony Orchestra, Spartanburg Philharmonic, Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra, and the Brevard Philharmonic. He has performed with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, Wichita Symphony Orchestra, Mozart Orchestra of New York, Symphony of Northwest Arkansas, Asheville Symphony Orchestra, Austin Symphony Orchestra, Amadeus Chamber Orchestra, Round Rock Symphony Orchestra, Temple Symphony, Atlantic Music Festival Orchestra, Symphony Space All-Star Orchestra, and Le Train Blue New Music Ensemble, along with performances in Seoul, Korea with Symphony S.O.N.G (Symphony Orchestra for a New Generation). In 2020, Dr. Parker joined the Maryland Chamber Winds (now the Newfound Chamber Winds) as oboist and Director of Artistic Operations where he has assisted in the planning and creation of their summer wind conducting summit and competition, band director workshop, and chamber music fellowship program. Additionally, he has been a guest artist performer and chamber music instructor at the Composers Conference and Chamber Music Festival. Dr. Parker has also made solo appearances performing Aaron Copland's Quiet City with New York City-based chamber orchestra Ensemble Du Monde, W.A. Mozart’s Oboe Concerto with the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York, and numerous performances with the Oklahoma State University Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra including Oscar Navarro’s Legacy Concerto, Joseph Haydn’s Oboe Concerto, Gustav Holst’s Fugal Concerto, and the United States premiere of Martinez Gallego’s Concerto for Oboe and Wind Band.

Along with his teaching and performing engagements, Dr. Parker has worked extensively in Arts Administration focusing his efforts on arts education. Most recently, he was the Artistic Administrator for the Brevard Music Center, Managing Director of the Yale Philharmonia/New Music New Haven Ensemble, and Orchestra Manager for the Atlantic Music Festival in Waterville, Maine.

Dr. Parker received his Bachelor of Music degree from the SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music, Master of Music from the Yale University School of Music, and Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Texas at Austin. He has attended numerous summer festivals including the Texas Music Festival, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Brevard Music Center Festival and Institute, Atlantic Music Festival, and the Roundtop International Music Festival. His major teachers have been Rebecca Henderson, Stephen Taylor, Humbert Lucarelli, Johnathan Blumenfeld, and Valerie Sulzinski. He has concurrently participated in master classes with Robert Botti, Richard Woodhams, Louis Rosenblat, Robert Atherholt, Ann Leek, Eric Ohlsson, Mary Ashley Barrett, Adam Dinitz, and Jason Lichtenwalter.


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217 School of Music Building
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-2504




DMA, Oboe Performance
The University of Texas at Austin, TX

MM, Oboe Performance
Yale University School of Music, CT

BM, Oboe Performance
SUNY Purchase Conservatory, NY