Horn player Andrew Sehmann is a musician based in the South-East United States. A winner of the Mary Hinkle Music Competition in Kentucky, he has played under multiple conductors such as Keith Lockhart, Bruno Weil, Kai Rohig, Jeff Tyzik, Jeremy Mulholland, Jack Walker, Joann Faletta, Ken Lam, Kayoko Dan, Matthias Bamert, Dr. Charles Evans, John Morris Russell, and Morihiko Nakahara.
Andrew is a native of Central Kentucky and has played with multiple groups around that area such as the Madison Brass, London Orchestra, and the Lexington Philharmonic. While in Kentucky, he studied at Eastern Kentucky University under his father Mick Sehmann. He graduated from EKU Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor's in Music Performance. Currently he is studying for his masters degree at the University of Georgia in Athens. In Athens, Andrew is the principal horn of the University of Georgia Symphony Orchestra, and is a member of the Southern Wind Quintet. The SWQ does educational outreach programs and community service within the Athens Area, teaching children about the wind instruments. He is also a substitute horn for the Chattanooga, Augusta, and Albany (GA) Symphonies. He has also appeared as a member of the Brevard Festival orchestra in 2012 and 2013, and as a member of the Eastern Festival Orchestra. In 2017, he won a position with the National Music Festival.
In addition to Orchestral and chamber playing, Andrew is an accomplished soloist. He began his soloing career at age 16 when he won the Borchardt Concerto Competition in Central Kentucky. In addition to this, he has soloed with Eastern Kentucky University's Symphony Orchestra three times. While at EKU he also performed a guest artist series at the University of the Cumberlands in 2014. He has also performed in the Central North Carolina Area as a member of various chamber ensembles, including an opening for a new exhibit of the Asheville Art Museum. He was also a winner of the International Horn Society Tuckwell and Hawkins Awards. Also during the convention he placed second at the Premier Soloist Competition. Finally, in 2017 Andrew won the scholarship competition of the Pro-Mozart Society of Atlanta, an all instrument competition. The winner studies in Salzburg at the Mozarteum.
Andrew is also passionate about teaching. He has presented masterclasses on both Bernard Heiden and Charles Mingus and David Amram in both Boston and New Orleans as part of the National Collegiate Honor's Council Conventions. In Kentucky he was a faculty member of the Foster Music Camp in 2015, and has helped and attended that camp since he was 9. At EKU Andrew was also on staff for the Foster Academy of Musical Excellence (FAME). At FAME he taught lessons to various students around the Central Kentucky Area. Andrew also teaches as part of the UGA Community Music School in Athens. Anyone is welcome to take privately from him. Information for this can be found above on the page entitled Lessons.
In addition to Horn, Andrew has played violin since the age of three. While more focused on horn recently, Andrew was a member of the EKU String Orchestra for six years and still performs a few times a year in both Kentucky and Georgia. Andrew graduated from EKU with a minor in violin performance, in addition to the horn performance degree.
Andrew is currently studying at UGA with Dr. Jean Martin-Williams on Horn. Previous teachers have included: Marie-Luise Neunecker, Wolfgang Vladar, Johannes Hinterholzer, Mick Sehmann, Karin Sehmann, Frank Lloyd, Richard Deane, Hazel Dean Davis, Achim Reus, and Kevin Reid. Andrew plays on a Rauch (No. 127), and is highly proficient on both Wagner Tuba and Alto-Horn. He lives with his wife Ashley, another teaching assistant at UGA, in Athens with their rescue dog, Stella.