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Andrew Poor

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Andrew Poor


Andrew F. Poor (b. 1965) is an American trumpeter, composer and educator.

Dr. Poor began his musical career as a nine-year-old trumpet player. He earned degrees at the University of Florida (Bachelor of Music degree in music education) and at the University of Cincinnati (Master of Music and Doctor of Music Education degrees in trumpet performance). There were many additional formative experiences along the way, including six years as a member of the Suncoast Sound, four years as professional musician for the Walt Disney Company, several years as a freelance musician in the Orlando and Cincinnati area, and 23 years as a music educator. His composition influences and mentors include Dana Wilson, Robert W. Smith, Dr. Jeff Jordan and Dr. Budd Udell.

He has written music for concert band, chamber ensembles, and marching bands for many years. He has been heavily involved in the marching arts.

He has served as composer-in-residence at Samford University, the University of Alabama, and the University of Tennessee-Martin. Currently, Poor is a part-time member of the faculty at the Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University, and also is assistant director of bands at Fayette County (Georgia) High School. He is in demand as a clinician and consultant.

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