Andrew Bruhn is a versatile musician, actively working as a choral conductor, trumpeter, and composer. He received his Master of Sacred Music degree in choral conducting from Luther Seminary and St. Olaf College, where he studied conducting with Anton Armstrong, Christopher Aspaas, and Mark Stover. Andrew is beginning his second year as director of the Luther Seminary Choir and Luther Brass. Additionally, he directs the choirs at St. Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists, a public charter high school. Andrew also conducts the Sanctuary Choir at First Lutheran Church in White Bear Lake, MN. He has led several choirs in the Twin Cities including the Westwood Lutheran A Cappella Choir in St. Louis Park, and the University Lutheran Church of Hope choir. Bruhn enjoys singing tenor with the Twin Cities group Magnum Chorum.
As a trumpeter he has performed with many fine ensembles, including the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, training orchestra for the Chicago Symphony; Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra; and Interlochen’s World Youth Symphony Orchestra. Andrew studied at the Interlochen Arts Camp, the Aspen Music Festival and School, and earned a BM in Trumpet Performance from Wheaton College. He was the October 2004 winner of the International Trumpet Guild’s Young Artist Award. His solo playing has been broadcast on The Lutheran Hour, and on WFMT 98.7FM Chicago’s Classical Fine Arts Station.
He studied composition with David Cherwien and James E. Bobb, with additional coaching from Christopher Aspaas and John Ferguson. Andrew has composed several pieces for the various choirs he has served, in addition to composing for other ensembles.