Andy Nelson has taught band in Albany since 1996 both at North Albany Middle School and West Albany High School. He also is in his ninth year conducting the Willamette Valley Junior Honor Symphony, an honors orchestra for talented string, wind and percussion students. Mr. Nelson earned his BMued at the University of Oregon in 1991. Other professional experience includes: past chair of Oregon Music Educators Association District XI; clinician/judge for several area band and solo festivals; Symphonic Band Director at Northwest Band Camps and Assistant Head Counselor at Woodwinds at Wallowa music camp each summer. The Nelson Family (wife Colleen, daughter Alyssa, son Ryan, and father Don) find great joy performing woodwind quintets together.