Andrew Geyssens

Bass Faculty

Andrew Geyssens teachers double bass and bass guitar at the Northeast Iowa School of Music. He also is the Director of Orchestras at Dubuque Senior High School and the Director of the Dubuque Youth Philharmonia. Previously, he taught 5-12th grade orchestra in Marshalltown, Iowa.

An active classical and jazz bassist, Mr. Geyssens performs throughout Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois with groups like the Julien Winds, Central Iowa Symphony, River City 6, Quad City Kix Orchestra, and various musical pit orchestras.

Mr. Geyssens received a Bachelors of Music with a Teaching Certificate from Western Illinois University where he studied conducting with Matt Thomas and Mike Fansler. He has studied double bass with Alan Henson, Jack Helsey, and Marlene Rosenburg.

Mr. Geyssens is a member in many professional organizations including the American String Teachers Association (ASTA), Iowa String Teachers Association (ISTA), National Association for Music Education (NAfME), and the Dubuque Education Association (DEA). He is currently the President-Elect for the Iowa String Teachers Association and has had the privilege of putting together the Annual ISTA Professional Development Conference. For the past eight summers Mr. Geyssens has been a counselor for the international Music for All Summer Symposium. While there he was Senior Counselor for Orchestra and Jazz and worked with the Director's Academy.



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