Dr. Andrew Last is an Assistant Professor of Music at Luther College where he conducts the Collegiate Chorale, the first-year men’s ensemble (Norsemen), and teaches choral methods and conducting. Last is part of a vital choral program at Luther that includes four choral faculty, six choral ensembles, and nearly six hundred singers. The college has been invited to numerous regional and national ACDA convention performances and annually presents its renowned Christmas at Luther program, which is nationally broadcasted. Prior to his appointment, Last served on the voice faculty of Concordia University (NE).
He holds a DMA in choral conducting from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he was named a Hixon-Lied Fellow. Last received his Master’s of Music from Northern Arizona University and his Bachelor of Arts in music education and voice from Luther College. He is a member of the music honor society Pi Kappa Lambda and the academic honor society of Phi Kappa Phi. Dr. Last’s high school teaching experience includes positions at both Xavier High School in Cedar Rapids as well as Tipton High School in Iowa. A frequent clinician and guest conductor around the United States and abroad (leading choirs in Namibia, South Africa, and Guam), Last is a member of the American Choral Directors Association.