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Dr. Andy Lagrimas

Fine Arts
Assistant Professor of Piano and Theory

(229) 391-4948
Music 122

Dr. Andy Lagrimas serves as Assistant Professor of Piano and Theory at ABAC.  He is the staff accompanist for ABAC choral ensembles and student recitals.  He previously held teaching positions at Northwest Florida State College and Florida State University.  Prior to his doctoral studies, Dr. Lagrimas taught general music, music theory, chorus, keyboard lab, and music appreciation in the New York City Department of Education.

As a pianist, Dr. Lagrimas has performed solo and collaborative recitals throughout the East Coast, including a number of appearances as a collaborative pianist at Carnegie Hall.  He was a finalist in Florida State University’s annual competitive piano festival and is active throughout Georgia and Florida as a recital, choral, and church accompanist.  His research interests include piano recital repertoire, group piano pedagogy, piano in community music settings, and the music of Claude Debussy.  Dr. Lagrimas has presented his research at local, state, and national conferences, and is an active member of Music Teachers National Association, College Music Society, and Pi Kappa Lambda.

Dr. Lagrimas holds a Ph.D. in Music Education/Piano Pedagogy from Florida State University, where he taught undergraduate and graduate group piano, served as a graduate department coordinator, and was active as an accompanist for the FSU University Singers, Capital Children’s Choir, FSU School of Theatre, and for vocal and instrumental chamber and solo recitals.  Also active as a musical theatre conductor and music director, his previous regional theatre credits include In the Heights, Chicago, Rock of Ages, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Into the Woods, Guys and Dolls, and The Pirate of Penzance.  


MUSC 2235/2235L Music Theory III/Aural Skills & Sight-Singing Lab III


MUSC 1001 Secondary Class Piano (3rd Semester)


MUSC 1001 Secondary Class PIano (4th Semester)


MUSC 2282 Applied Music (Piano)