Dr. Andrew Last serves as the Director of Choral Activities at Luther College in Decorah, IA where he conducts the Nordic Choir, teaches choral methods and conducting, and serves as the Artistic Director for the nationally broadcast Christmas at Luther. Last is part of a vital choral program at Luther College that includes four choral faculty, nearly 600 singers, six choral ensembles, numerous regional and national ACDA convention performances, and regularly presents choral/orchestra works. Additionally, Last serves as the Camp Director for the Dorian Summer Music Camps that annually welcome over 700 campers to the Luther College campus each summer.
Prior to his appointment, Last served on the voice faculty of Concordia University (NE). Last holds a DMA in choral conducting from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he was named a Hixon-Lied Fellow. He received his Master of Music from Northern Arizona University and his Bachelor of Arts in music education and voice from Luther College. Dr. Last is a member of the music honor society Pi Kappa Lambda and the academic honor society of Phi Kappa Phi. Ensembles under Last’s director have been featured at both the 2016 regional ACDA convention in Sioux Falls, SD and the 2017 national ACDA convention in Minneapolis. A frequent clinician and guest conductor around the United States and abroad, Last conducted All-State ensembles in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Missouri and will conduct the Texas All-State Men’s Choir in 2018.