Selected Student Bios

Andrew Niess

Andrew Niess is pursuing a Bachelor of Music in Music Education at NYU Steinhardt. He studies tuba with Marcus Rojas.

Andrew plays tuba for the NYU Symphony Orchestra, NYU Orchestral Repertory Ensemble, NYU Brass Choir, NYU Concert Band, and the West Fourth Wind Ensemble. He has played both chamber and orchestral music in venues such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Symphony Space.

In 2012, Andrew earned first chair tuba at the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) Region VI and All-State Wind Ensemble.

An aspiring conductor, Andrew will conduct performances with the NYU Brass Choir and the West Fourth Wind Ensemble in spring of 2013.