Andrew Pedersen joined the Houston Symphony Double Bass section in August of 2017. A native of Batavia, Illinois, Andrew received his bachelor’s degree from DePaul University, where he studied with Robert Kassinger, and master’s degree from Rice University, where he studied with Timothy Pitts. Other mentors include Paul Ellison, Alexander Hanna, and Gregory Sarchet. While in Chicago, Andrew was a member of the Civic Orchestra (2012-14) and a regular substitute with the New World Symphony. He has also attended the Aspen, Music Academy of the West, and Verbier Festivals. Outside of the orchestra, Andrew enjoys teaching, arranging music for bass ensembles, and exploring the unique cuisine of Houston.