Texas Tech University

Andrew J. Stetson

Interim Director | Associate Professor of Trumpet

Email: andrew.stetson@ttu.edu

Phone: (806) 834-4069

Office: School of Music, Room 105

Andrew Stetson
Dr. Andrew Stetson maintains a versatile career as a performing artist, clinician, educator, scholar, and administrator. He is currently serving as Interim Director and Associate Professor in the School of Music. As an orchestral musician, he serves as Principal Trumpet of the Steamboat Springs Symphony Orchestra (CO) and has performed with the Alabama Symphony, Albany Symphony (NY), Boston Philharmonic, Colorado Music Festival Orchestra, Houston Symphony, Lubbock Symphony. 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 and performed in the live rounds of the National Trumpet Competition.

His debut solo album entitled "Rise Above" is available for sales and streaming worldwide on Amazon, Apple Music, Spotify, and YouTube with playback in the United States, Brazil, Canada, Malaysia, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, and others. Dr. Stetson focuses on collaboration between students and professional performers in his creative activities and is proud to have featured over 100 students from Texas Tech University on the release. Fanfare Magazine noted in the recording that “there's joy in Stetson's music-making, and it is captivating to hear his technical command and artistry.” More reviews can be found here: https://andrewstetson.com/reviews/ 

This album along with the hundreds of performances, clinics, and masterclasses Dr. Stetson has participated in, led to his being named a recipient 2022 Chancellor's Council Research Award, the top faculty honor at Texas Tech University. 

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. Several students have been invited compete in various ensembles as part of the live invite-only rounds of the National Trumpet Competition over the past several years.

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.


2022 Chancellor's Council Research Award Interview

Dr. Stetson's Personal Website 

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