Andrew gives bassoon lessons for the music department.
Prior to taking the position of Assistant Principal Bassoon of the St. Louis Symphony in 2006, Andrew Gott was Principal Bassoon of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra under the baton of JoAnn Falletta. He has also played Principal Bassoon with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Woodlands Symphony Orchestra. He has attended numerous music festivals both here and abroad including Tanglewood, National Repertory Orchestra, Jerusalem International Symphony Orchestra, Aspen, Sarasota, Domain Forget, Kent Blossom, and the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria. An active chamber musician, Gott has also played in the Innsbrook Institute Music Festival, Norfolk Chamber Consort, and the Virginia Arts Festival. He has served on the faculty at the Governor’s School for the Arts, Old Dominion University, Christopher Newport University, and Ball State Bassoon Camp. Gott received his Bachelor of Music from Ball State University and his Master of Music from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, where he studied with Ben Kamins. Andrew Gott was born and raised in Bolivar, Missouri.