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Andy Rummel

Professor of Tuba and Euphonium
School of Music
Cook Hall - CH 105
Office Hours
9am Monday-Friday
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Dr. Andy Rummel is Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois. A native of Delavan, Illinois, Andy received his Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Music Performance degrees from Illinois State University in Normal and his Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. Andy is the principal tubist with the Heartland Festival Orchestra and has performed with the Peoria Symphony Orchestra, the Illinois Symphony and the Virginia Symphony. Prior to his arrival at Illinois State, Andy was the principal tubist with the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band and the Heritage Brass Quintet located at Langley AFB in Virginia. Andy has been a featured guest soloist with the Heartland Festival Orchestra, the Vermont Youth Philharmonia, the Prairie Wind Ensemble, the Rockford Wind Ensemble, the Brass Band of Central Illinois as well as with many high school bands and orchestras throughout the Midwest. He has been a featured recitalist at many international and regional tuba-euphonium conferences has served as an adjudicator for several international and regional tuba solo competitions.

In addition to his performing credentials, Andy is also the musical director/conductor of the Illinois State University Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble. The ensemble was featured performers at the 2015 and 2013 Midwest Regional Tuba and Euphonium Conferences as well as the 2015 and 2013 International Conferences for the National Association for Professional Band Instrument Repair Technicians. The tuba-euph ensemble was the first ensemble of its kind to perform at the Illinois Music Educators All-State Music Conference in 2011 and was invited to perform again in 2016. This ensemble has recorded for Mark Custom Records and has been invited to perform at three International Tuba and Euphonium Conferences. For recordings and more information, please feel free to check out the studio YouTube channel:

Recent graduates of the tuba and euphonium studio are performing professionally in military bands and orchestras, teaching at universities, and are employed as music educators around the country. Illinois State tuba-euphonium students have been semifinalists in the International Tuba and Euphonium Conference (ITEC) Artist Solo Tuba Competition and the ITEC Chamber Ensemble Competition. In 2016 a studio member won third place in the Artist Solo Tuba division of the prestigious Leonard Falcone International Tuba and Euphonium Competition. Illinois State University tuba and euphonium students have won several competitions at regional tuba and euphonium conferences and have been finalists and semifinalists at several prestigious military band auditions. Feel free to “like” the Illinois State Tuba and Euphonium Studio on Facebook to learn more about upcoming performances and student successes.

Current Courses

231.001Applied Music (Advanced Euphonium)

231.001Applied Music (Advanced Tuba)

131.001Applied Music (Euphonium)

431.001Applied Music (Euphonium)

131.001Applied Music (Tuba)

431.001Applied Music (Tuba)

439.006Ensemble: Chamber Music

420.001Pedagogy & Literature: Brass

330.001Pedagogy And Literature: Brass


University of Illinois
Urbana-Champaign, Illinois


Illinois State University
Normal, Illinois

BME Instrumental-Band

Illinois State University
Normal, Illinois