Meet the Musicians

Meet the Musicians

Get to know the amazing musicians of the Memphis Symphony!

Andrew Palmer

Andrew Palmer

Colleges attended: James Madison University (B.M.) , The Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University(M.M.), The University of Memphis (D.M.A.)
Most influential musical teachers: Sam Cross, Harold Robinson, John Chiego
First Season with the MSO: 1991
Teaching Positions: Strings Teacher in the Memphis City Schools: Beginner Elementary Strings and the Orchestras at White Station High
As a Composer: a few things for my school groups
Appeared as a soloist with: Univ. of Memphis Symphony Orchestra, 1994
Notable achievements: The Memphis Symphony Orchestra's Outstanding Music Teacher Award, 2007, National Board Certified Teacher, 2009

 

FUN FACTS!


Favorite Memphis restaurant: Corky's
Describe your family and pets: Wife, Susie. 3 boys: Jacob (13), Zachary (9) and Daniel (9) yes, twins. 2 dogs, Jozie and Max.
Favorite hobby: Who has time for a hobby?
Age you started your instrument: 10, Prince William County Public Schools, Virginia
What inspired you to make music your career: My high school orchestra teacher, Michael Trowbridge
Favorite book, movie, or TV show: MythBusters