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Michael Andersen

Michael Andersen, a native of Miller, South Dakota, is a graduate of South Dakota State University with a Bachelor of Music Education Degree, and a Master’s Degree in Tuba Performance from the University of South Dakota.  He taught band for nine years at Clark, South Dakota, 5th and 6th grade band, high school jazz band and general music classes for eleven years at Canton, South Dakota, and currently teaches middle school band and jazz bands at Worthington Middle School in Worthington, MN. Andersen has played tuba with the South Dakota Symphony since 1993.  He is also Principal Tuba and bass guitarist with the Sioux City Symphony.  He is adjunct instructor of tuba at Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD and maintains a private tuba and bass guitar studio.  As a freelance electric bassist, Andersen has played with many area jazz/rock bands, including the South Dakota Jazz Orchestra and the R&B band Life Before Color.  He is a member of International Tuba and Euphonium Conference (ITEC), National Association for Music Education (MAfME), Minnesota Educators Association (MEA), Minnesota Band Directors Association (MBDA) and Phi Beta Mu.