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Rise Above Album Review

RISE ABOVE | James M. Stephenson: Concerto for Hope—Concerto No. 3 for Trumpet and Orchestra; Mark Hagerty: None of the Above for Trumpet and Piano; Justin Casinghino: …And So Then I Threw the Stone for Trumpet and Electronics; Michael Mikulka: Concerto for Trumpet...

New Album Release

We are just weeks away from the official release of Rise Above a solo recording featuring Andrew Stetson along with pianist, Becca Zeisler, the Texas Tech Symphony Orchestra with Philip Mann, and the Texas Tech Symphonic Band with Eric Allen. Check back soon for the...
Performing throughout the United States as a trumpeter, I always strive to use music as an expressive tool in each of the various settings in which I work. Whether in a trumpet section with critically acclaimed orchestras, or on stage during a solo recital, my goal is always the same; to inspire and entertain audiences with intriguing and captivating performances.
As a teacher, nothing gives me greater joy than inspiring students to engage in lives rich with musical activity. As a trumpet professor at Texas Tech University my teaching focuses on developing a team atmosphere where engagement with musical concepts and attentive support extend outside of the private lesson.

Committed to scholarship and service as an integral part of my career I continue to develop presentations for music education clinics and conventions and serve in related organizations. In addition I am currently in the role of Associate Director in the Texas Tech School of Music. To me, this service is a way to actively participate in the ongoing dialogue of higher learning and keeps both my performances and teaching better informed and more meaningful.

Our studio at Texas Tech features a dynamic group of undergraduate and graduate students working together to expand their musical horizons. With work in private lessons, trumpet and other chamber ensembles, as well as a full array of large ensembles, our students are building on a tradition of success through creativity and artistry.