The 45th Annual International Trumpet Guild Conference
6.01.21 – 6.05.21
Session: Team Teaching | How Selfless Team Teaching Leads to Better Student Outcomes. With Richard Harris & Kevin Whalen
Dr. Andrew Stetson maintains a versatile career as a performing artist, clinician, educator, and scholar. He is currently the Senior Associate Director and Associate Professor of Trumpet at the Texas Tech University School of Music. As an orchestral musician, he has performed with the Alabama Symphony, Albany Symphony (NY), Boston Philharmonic, Colorado Music Festival Orchestra, Houston Symphony, Lubbock Symphony, and Steamboat Springs Symphony Orchestras. In addition to performances with the Texas Tech Faculty Brass Quintet, Dr. Stetson has performed with Boston Chamber Music Society and as part of the Monadnock Music Festival. As a soloist, Dr. Stetson presents numerous recitals throughout the United States and has appeared as a featured soloist with the Texas Tech Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band. Prior to his appointment at Texas Tech, he placed in the International Trumpet Guild Solo Competition.
His debut album “Rise Above” and received critical acclaim, describing Dr. Stetson as having “every aspect of trumpet playing at his immediate command,” and lauding him for his “ability to communicate the trumpet’s entire range of tone and emotions.” The album is available from MSR Classics and It is available on all streaming platforms.
Winner of the 2016 Hemphill-Wells New Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award, a university-wide honor at Texas Tech University, Dr. Stetson continues to serve as a committed and diligent educator. Students of Dr. Stetson have performed in both solo and ensemble rounds of the National Trumpet Competition, performed as a finalist in the Ellsworth Smith International Trumpet Solo Competition, won positions with full-time military ensembles, and gained entry into top graduate programs. In 2017 and 2018 his entire applied studio was invited to compete in various ensembles as part of the live invite-only rounds of the National Trumpet Competition.
As a clinician, Dr. Stetson has presented at numerous high schools throughout the country and at large educational conferences such as the Texas Music Educators Association Clinic and Convention and the Florida Music Educators Association Convention.
Dr. Stetson received the Bachelor of Music degree from the New England Conservatory of Music, the Master of Music degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Boston University. His principal studies have been with Charles Schlueter, Eric Berlin, Terry Everson, and Thomas Siders.
Dr. Stetson is a Yamaha Performing Artist.