Dr. Andrew Last is an Assistant Professor of Music at Luther College where he conducts the Collegiate Chorale and the first-year men’s ensemble Norsemen as well as teaches choral methods and conducting. Last is part of a vital choral program at Luther College that includes four choral faculty, nearly 600 singers, six choral ensembles, numerous regional and national ACDA convention performances, and annually presents the nationally broadcast Christmas at Luther performances.
Prior to his appointment, Last served on the voice faculty of Concordia University (NE). Last holds a DMA in choral conducting from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he was named a Hixon-Lied Fellow. He received his Master of Music from Northern Arizona University and his Bachelor of Arts in music education and voice from Luther College. Dr. Last is a member of the music honor society Pi Kappa Lambda and the academic honor society of Phi Kappa Phi. His 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. Beginning in the fall of 2017, Last will serve as the Director of Choral Activities at Luther College and conduct the Luther College Nordic Choir.