Andrew E. Lawson

Andrew E. Lawson
Director of Bands

Mr. Lawson 

Andrew E. Lawson is an American composer, arranger, orchestrator, and music educator. He currently serves as Director of Bands at the Innovation Academy of Robertson County in Springfield, TN. His responsibilities at IA include directing the Beginning Band, Middle School Concert Band, High School Band, Jazz Band, Percussion Ensemble, and Athletic Bands. In 2022, Lawson was recognized as a Marquis Who's Who in America Biographee for his contributions to music education and music literature.
As a composer, Lawson writes for a variety of ensembles including band, orchestra, brass band, brass choir, and chamber ensembles. He is a three-time winner of the Dallas Wind Symphony's International Fanfare Composition Competition (2016, 2019, & 2020). In 2020, he had compositions named a semi-finalist and finalist for The American Prize in Wind Band Composition. In 2022, Andrew joined the arranging staff at SouthCoast Music and Design. Over the last decade, Lawson has written over 250 arrangements for churches across the Southeastern United States and continues to write and arrange for the church on a regular basis. Andrew's music has been performed by middle school, high school, collegiate, and professional ensembles across the United States including the Roane County High School Wind Ensemble, Tullahoma High School Band, Tennessee Tech University Symphony Band, Liberty University Wind Symphony, UGA Wind Ensemble, Murray State Wind Symphony, and most notably, the Dallas Wind Symphony. His music is currently published with Lovebird MusicBrookWright Music, and Murphy Music Press.
Andrew is a graduate of Tullahoma High School in Tullahoma, TN, and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Instrumental Music Education from Tennessee Technological University. During his time at TTU, he was a member of the Wind Ensemble, Symphony Band, University Orchestra, Bryan Symphony Orchestra, Horn Choir, Clarion Wind Quintet, Aureus Wind Quintet, and the Golden Eagle Marching Band. Lawson has also performed as a guest artist with the Sewanee Symphony Orchestra and has served as a counselor and instructor at the Summer Music Institute at Tennessee Tech University. During his undergraduate studies, Lawson studied under the instruction of Mr. Joseph Hermann, Dr. Eric Harris, Dr. Greg Danner, and Dr. Jeff Miller. 

Lawson’s professional affiliations include active memberships in the Middle Tennessee School Band and Orchestra Association (MTSBOA), Tennessee Music Educators Association (TMEA), Tennessee Bandmasters Association (TBA), High School Band Director's National Association (HSBDNA), National Band Association (NBA), American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), and the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). When away from teaching, composing, and performing, Andrew spends his time hiking, bike riding, kayaking, volunteering at his church, spending time with friends and family, and playing disc golf.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to use the "Contact Me" page to the left on your screen, or email me at [email protected] and I will get back to you as soon as possible! 

About the Band

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  • 615 384 4821
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