Andrew Friedrichs (DMA & MM University of Miami; BM Eastman School of Music) maintains an active professional life as a composer, arranger, and trombonist in Colorado Springs. As Associate Music Director at Village Seven Presbyterian Church, Andrew regularly composes and arranges for the church’s many musical ensembles. An accomplished trombonist, Andrew has won professional auditions for both the U.S. Army “Pershing’s Own” Ceremonial Band and the Air Force “Heritage Band of America.” He is a previous member of the Florida Grand Opera and the Palm Beach Symphony and has subbed with orchestras throughout Florida and Colorado. His doctoral paper entitled “Suggestions for Incorporating Entrepreneurship Education in the Classical Brass Performance Studio” offers guidelines for adopting entrepreneurship education best practices in the music education realm. Andrew enjoys teaching music at the Colorado Springs Conservatory and the Pikes Peak Community College.