Dr. Andres Moran serves as Director of Orchestras and Artist/Teacher of Horn at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Since arriving in Central Wisconsin in 2016, Moran has quickly established himself as a versatile conductor. He will serve as the Interim Music Director of the Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra for the 2019-2020 season and has guest conducted the Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra and Waupaca BachFest.
Passionate in his work with young musicians, Moran conducts the Fox Valley Youth Symphony and has served as conductor for the Albuquerque Youth Symphony, the Music in the Mountains Festival in Durango, Colorado, and the Interlochen Summer Arts Camp. In March 2015, the Detroit Symphony invited Moran to guest conduct DSO’s Civic Youth Orchestra in an all-Russian program during the orchestra’s Tchaikovsky Festival. From 2009 to 2016, Moran was the Resident Conductor of the El Paso Symphony Orchestra and the Music Director and General Manager of the El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras.
Moran holds degrees from Indiana University (Doctorate of Music, Instrumental Conducting), Southern Methodist University (Master of Music, Orchestral Conducting and Horn Performance), and New Mexico State University (Bachelor of Music Education). Moran’s principal conducting teachers are David Effron, Arthur Fagen, and Paul C. Phillips.
An accomplished horn player, Moran is the principal horn of the Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra. He has performed with the Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra, El Paso Symphony Orchestra, Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra, Brevard Music Center Orchestra, and the Sarasota Music Festival. In 1999 and 2000, Moran was selected as a finalist in the International Horn Society’s Solo Horn Competition. His horn instructors include Nancy Joy, Gregory Hustis, and Myron Bloom.