Andrew is the assistant band director at North Richland Middle School in Birdville ISD, where he directs the Concert Band, assists with the Honors Band, and teaches the beginner woodwind classes. Additionally, he teaches in the summer on the faculty of the Young Saxophonist’s Institute.
Andrew has performed as a saxophone soloist at the NASA Region IV Conferences in Fort Worth, TX and Norman, OK, and with the TTU Concert Band, performing Luigi Zaninelli’s Elegy for Alto Saxophone. Andrew has performed in solo and chamber masterclasses with Claude Delangle, Nathan Nabb, Jeffrey Loeffert, and Michael Ibrahim, and has participated in several duo performances with his colleagues at TTU. Andrew attended the Frederick L. Hemke Saxophone Institute in the summer of 2016 where he studied with Frederick Hemke, John Sampen, Gail Levinsky, and Sean Hurlburt.
While a member of the TTU saxophone studio, Andrew
traveled extensively for performances at the World Saxophone Congress XVI in St. Andrews, Scotland; the NASA Biennial Conference in Tempe, AZ; the NASA Region IV Conferences in Fort Worth, TX and Norman, OK; and the TMEA Convention in San Antonio, TX.
Andrew received his MM in performance- studying with David Dees and Stephen Jones- and BM in music education and saxophone performance from Texas Tech University. His primary musical and educational mentors have been David Dees, Dr. Sarah McKoin, Dr. Eric Allen, Greg White, Gabe Rosas, and Cindy Bulloch.
In his free time, Andrew enjoys spending time with his wife, Kelsey, family and friends, playing ice hockey and golf, watching the Dallas Stars, and listening to music.