Andrew Ribo, a Lancaster, Ohio native, is a master’s student in Euphonium Performance at James Madison University. First introduced to the euphonium as a toddler by his grandfather, Andrew has become an active performer across the United States and Europe.
As the 2022 Gold Medal winner of the prestigious Leonard Falcone International Tuba and Euphonium Festival Artist Division, Andrew performed Sebastian Quesada’s Euphonium Concerto with the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp Festival Band. In July, he performed Peter Meechan’s Devil’s Duel with the JMU Brass Band at the 2022 World Music Contest (WMC) in Kerkrade, Netherlands.
Andrew has been a prize winner or finalist in many regional, national, and international competitions including 1st place at the 2022 Midwest Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference Euphonium Artist Competition as well as 1st place in both the 2021 US Army Tuba Euphonium Workshop and Stars and Stars and Shipes mock audition competitions. He was a semi-finalist in the 2020 BrassPass TV (UK) Young Brass Awards and winner of the 2019 Akron Tuesday Musical Association Scholarship Competition Brass Division.
A 2022 Summa Cum Laude graduate of James Madison University, Andrew earned a bachelor’s degree in Music Education. His current duties include co-directing the JMU Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble, coaching undergraduate quartets, and teaching supplemental undergraduate lessons. Andrew’s primary teachers include Kevin Stees and Michael Ribo.