Andrew
Chybowski
"The study of a great score is endless, and a conductor is eternally a student."
-Leonard Bernstein, 1955

CONDUCTOR, EDUCATOR

Biography
Andrew D. Chybowski is an instructor at the Pittsburg State University Department of Music, where he conducts the wind ensemble and teaches conducting and music education courses at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Chybowski earned a Doctor of Music degree in Wind Conducting at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he served as an Associate Instructor in the Department of Bands. He also holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from VanderCook College of Music and a Master of Music in Wind Conducting degree from Missouri State University.

Prior to his appointment at Pittsburg State University, Chybowski taught in public schools for eight years, including serving as head director at Palestine High School in Palestine, Texas. He is active as a conductor, clinician, and adjudicator, and has years of experience performing in professional and civic wind bands and chamber ensembles in the Chicago area as a saxophone player.

Chybowski’s research interests include the wind music of Joseph Schwantner, the development of wind band repertoire in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, and conducting pedagogy; especially relating score study to gesture and the rehearsal process.

Chybowski holds professional memberships in the College Band Directors National Association, the Kansas Music Educators Association, the Conductor’s Guild, the National Association for Music Education, and is an honorary member of Kappa Kappa Psi.
Reviews
Doctoral candidate Andrew Chybowski stepped upon the podium to conduct Respighi's Huntingtower Ballad, one of that composers lesser known tone poems, it meant to reflect the compositions namesake, a Scottish castle. Mood-soaked the music is, and, thanks to conductor Chybowski, the Wind Ensemble gave it a generous soaking.

-Peter Jacobi, Bloomington Herald Times, February 19, 2015
William Bolcom's "Song (For Band)," a much happier piece of jazz-influenced music, was the concern for Andrew Chybowski, another doctoral candidate.  The band bent to his knowing will and out poured a sweet melange of lyric sounds that coursed smoothly to our ears.

-Peter Jacobi, Bloomington Herald Times, March 31, 2016