Andrew J. Forster

Mr. Forster has been an instrumental music teacher in the Messalonskee School District since 1990. He received his B.M. in Music Education from the University of New Hampshire and his M.M. in Instrumental Conducting from the University of Massachusetts. His conducting experience includes directing ensembles at the University of Massachusetts, the Summer Youth Music School (SYMS) at UNH, the Mid Maine Youth Orchestra (MMYO), the Acadia Wind Ensemble, the Kennebec Valley Music Educator's Association (KVMEA), and the Maine Music Educators Association (MMEA) District II, III, IV, V, and VI Honor Ensembles. Mr. Forster currently serves as the President of MMEA. He was named the MMEA Music Teacher of the Year in 2012. Mr. Forster was the Kennebec County Teacher of the Year in 2016 and a Semi-Finalist for Maine Teacher of the Year in 2017.

He resides in Oakland with his wife, Alicia, and their two dogs, Koa and PJ. When Mr. Forster is not conducting or performing on his trumpet, he enjoys photography, audio engineering, hiking, biking, skiing, and volunteering as both an instructor and member of the National Ski Patrol.

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