The Director

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Andrew (Drew) Lisowski is the orchestra director at Falls Church High School. He also teaches the Music Sampler class and is a Tri-M Music Honor Society adviser at FCHS. During his time at Falls Church HS the program has over doubled in student enrollment and two additional orchestra classes were added to the program. His ensembles have been consistently rated superior at state orchestra assessments and national competitions.

Mr. Lisowski graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Music Education from Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, VA. He studied with Akemi Takayama and Doris Lederer. Mr. Lisowski was named the Presser Scholar for the 2010 academic school year, an award given to an outstanding junior at the conservatory. In 2008, he attended the International Carl Nielsen Masterclass in Assens, Denmark where he sat principal 2nd violin.

In 2012, Mr. Lisowski was nominated for the FCPS Outstanding First Year Teacher of the Year Award. He was also featured on Apple 21’s Insight program for his work at Falls Church High School. Mr. Lisowski has presented at the Virginia Music Educator's Association In-Service Conference and at the Symposium on Music Teacher Education. In 2016, he was invited to guest conduct the Alexandria City Public School's 7th Grade Honor Orchestra.

In addition to his teaching duties at Falls Church HS, Mr. Lisowski joined the artistic staff of the Youth Orchestras of Prince William in 2013 as the Primo Conductor. He currently conducts the Repertory Orchestra. Mr. Lisowski also works with the McLean Youth Orchestra as the MYO Repertory Ensemble conductor. Previously he worked with the McLean Youth Orchestra from 2007-2013 serving as sectional coach, rehearsal conductor and conductor.

In his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife, Aubrey, and their two dogs, Bones and Peanut.