Faculty & Staff

Associate Professor


  • Phone: 260-481-0143
  • Office: Rhinehart Music Center, Room 229
  • E-mail: lotta@ipfw.edu

Andrew Lott became the Principal Trumpet of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic in the 2015 Season and joined the brass faculty at IPFW as Trumpet Professor in 2016. Andy received his Bachelor’s Degree in Music from Baylor University in 2012 where he was a student of Wiff Rudd. He was a member of the first Baylor Trumpet Ensemble to win 1st place at the National Trumpet Competition (2011) as well as placing 3rd in 2012 in the same category. While in Texas, Andy performed as Lead Trumpet with the Baylor Jazz Ensemble and Waco Jazz Orchestra and subbed with the Dallas Wind Symphony. He can be heard on Baylor Wind Ensemble recordings and his solo from Steven Bryant’s Concerto for Wind Ensemble can be found on YouTube. In the summer of 2012 Andy toured with the brass ensemble EuroBrass playing concerts all across Germany.

For his Master’s Degree, Andy attended Indiana University on a full scholarship as Associate Instructor of Trumpet where he taught undergraduates students and performed in the Associate Instructor Brass Quintet. He performed as Principal Trumpet of the IU Philharmonic Orchestra, Lead Trumpet of the Latin Jazz Ensemble and Principal Trumpet of the IU New Music Ensemble. In addition to being Principal Trumpet of the Fort Wayne Phil and Trumpet Professor at IPFW, Andy is a regular sub with many surrounding orchestras and is a regular in the Indianapolis recording scene for Hal Leonard and many others.

Andy’s primary teachers include Bert Truax (Dallas Symphony, retired), Wiff Rudd (Baylor), John Rommel (Indiana), as well as Edward Carroll and all the faculty at the Chosen Vale Center for Advanced Musical Studies, where he spends his summers. In his free time, Andy enjoys home improvement projects, training his two Border Collies, Charlie and Ollie and spending time with his wife, Rachel, a Mary Kay Sales Director.