Andrea Herr


Andrea Herr enjoys a varied performing career as bassoonist and contrabassoonist.  Her orchestral engagements have included performances with the Little Orchestra Society, New York City Opera, the New Jersey Symphony and the American Symphony Orchestra.  Ms. Herr held Principal Bassoon positions in Spain with the Orquesta Sinfonica de Galicia and Opera Teatro Galicia.  Noted performances include the American Premiere of the opera Prima Donna by Rufus Wainwright, the Lincoln Center Premiere of Disney Fantasia, Live in Concert and Premieres of new works by Lalo Schifrin, Joan Tower and Keith Jarrett. On Broadway Andrea has performed with the New York productions of Beauty and the Beast, Phantom of the Opera, Fiddler on the Roof, Nine, Into the Woods and West Side Story. Other appearances include performances with the Lincoln Center Festival, Paris Opera Ballet and the Bach Aria Festival.

For Music for Life International Andrea traveled to India with members of the Metropolitan Opera to perform with the Bombay Chamber Orchestra.She has recorded for PBS Television, Radio Nacional Espana and for numerous television and radio commercials including Pepsi-Cola, Disney and Visa.Andrea holds degrees from the New England Conservatory, Manhattan School of Music and the Juilliard School and is an adjunct faculty member at William Paterson University, New Jersey City University and Kean University.With a passion for our historic resources, Andrea completed the Certificate in Historic Preservation from Drew University.