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Scholar / Administrator 

Dr. Stetson currently serves as the Director of the Texas Tech University School of Music. The following is a summary of his current and prior administrative roles:

Director, Texas Tech University School of Music
September 1, 2023 – Present
Interim Director, Texas Tech University School of Music

Key accomplishments:

    • Increased attendance at School of Music events with increased outreach and expanding event contact and distribution lists
    • Collaborated with faculty, staff, administration, and development offers to raise more than $1.5 million (FY 23) in financial gifts to the School of Music
    • Developed School of Music alumni email list for distribution of events listings and newsletters
    • Successfully completed tenure-track faculty searches in Music Education (3), Music Theory and Opera Direction, and non-tenure track searches in Commercial Voice and Trumpet
    • Effectively budgeted and received approval for a new staff position (Lead Recording Engineer) and increased staff salaries while converting two existing lines from hourly to salaried exempt positions (Calendar and Scheduling Coordinator and Building Manager)
    • Received final approvals for new degree programs in Jazz Performance, an Online-Only Music Minor, and a Bachelor of Arts track in Mariachi
    • Reorganized School committee structures to more strategically share duties within the School’s governance structure and reduce service requirements on pre-tenured faculty
    • Developed additional membership and programming within the Friends of Music (fundraising) organization, including a new pre-concert lecture series. Worked collaboratively with members to increase the average overall gift size.
    • Currently overseeing and prioritizing $7,000,000 in facility renovations, including updates to our main recital hall, improving ADA access and life-safety systems
    • Formalized internal facility partnerships to increase the usable square footage for classroom and rehearsal facilities within the Student Union Building and Hance Chapel
    • Negotiated agreements with the Lubbock Entertainment Performing Arts Association and secured funding from the Texas Tech President’s Office for recurring events in the state-of-the-art Buddy Holly Hall Center for Performing Arts & Sciences
    • Collaborated with faculty and community partners to produce several high-profile events, including:
      • In close collaboration with the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra (LSO), produced a week-long residency featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning Composer John Corigliano and culminating in a shared performance between TTU and the LSO
      • IGGNITE!, a performance celebrating the entirety of the School of Music with presentations by every performance ensemble and a student research poster session. 2000 middle and high school students attended a matinee performance, and over 1000 community members attended an evening performance.

Selected Duties:

      • Implements and oversees the School’s Strategic Plan
      • Management of an annual budget of more than $12,000,000, including $6,200,000 in faculty and graduate student salaries, approximately $1,000,000 in endowed scholarships, and $4,800,000 in operating funds
        Overseeing and prioritizing $7,000,000 in facility renovations, including updates to our main recital hall, improving ADA access and life-safety systems
      • Serves as the chief academic officer for an enrolled student population of more than 450 students
      • Supervise a full-time faculty of more than 65 full-time faculty and 13 full-time staff
      • Makes recommendations regarding faculty appointments, reappointments, promotions and tenure
      • Responsible for annual faculty and staff performance evaluations
      • Represents the school at state and national conferences and in state and national organizations
      • Responsible for fundraising from alumni and private donors in collaboration with the College
      • Engages in outreach through the Friends of Music and other community organizations supportive of music students and faculty

    Senior Associate Director, Texas Tech University School of Music

    Key Accomplishments:

      • Authored self-study and conducted state-level review of all graduate programs for the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
      • Collaborated with area faculty to design two new master’s degree tracks in Vocal and Instrumental Collaborative Piano
      • Designed, managed, and implemented the School of Music COVID-19 Guidelines and Response, including overseeing changes of modality, scheduling adjustments, and other changes for over 1500 course sections
      • Effectively led negotiations for costs and contract terms with the newly opened Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences to allow School of Music performances in a state-of-the-art off-campus venue on an ongoing basis
      • Successfully managed the approximately $1,200,000 budget for Teaching Assistants and Graduate Part-Time Instructors, navigating several budget constraints and prioritizing federal work-study programs to increase the overall support for graduate students
      • Chaired the School of Music’s Director of Orchestral Studies faculty search for a new orchestra director leading to a successful hire with a diverse and international profile
      • Served on several staff hiring committees leading to four successful hires, including a Marketing Representative, Calendar and Crew Coordinator, Advisor and Admissions and Scholarship Coordinator, and Senior Administrative Assistant (to the Director and Senior Associate Director)
      • Played a key role in the development of the newly adopted strategic plan for the School of Music

          Associate Director for Undergraduate Studies, Texas Tech University School of Music

          Key Accomplishments:

            • Developed new music minor programs in Popular Music, Applied Music, Music Technology, and General Music Studies, blending new and existing courses to expand and diversify our offerings and semester credit hour generation
            • Successfully petitioned the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to add additional credit hours to all Bachelor of Music Degree programs; reorganized and updated all undergraduate degree programs to account for additional hours Worked to advance the curriculum regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion by assisting faculty in the development of new courses

          Professional Development Activities

          Texas Tech President’s Leadership Institute

          Comprised of five day-long classroom sessions throughout the academic year, the mission of the President’s leadership institute is o empower faculty and staff with a leadership foundation guided by principles of engagement, innovation, inclusiveness, and impact.

           Texas Tech Institute for Inclusive Excellence

          The Institute for Inclusive Excellence is a partnership between the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and the Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center. The was initiated in 2009 and provides tenure-track faculty with an opportunity to promote a greater understanding of the academic value of diversity.  

           The TeMPO Program (Teaching Mentoring through Peer Observation)

          The purpose of the TeMPO Program is to facilitate interdisciplinary mentoring relationships among faculty to discuss teaching and create a culture that will help foster the participation of all departments in more consistent and high-quality peer observation and review. 

          Additional Service Activities

          University Interscholastic League
          Prescribed Music List (Class 2/3 Trumpet Ensemble) Review Committee, chair 2019-2020

          Texas Music Educators Association
          2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 All-State Adjudicator
          2016-2022 All-State Sectional Coach
          2019 All-State Repertoire Selector
          2016 Region 16 Audition Committee Member (Trumpet)
          2014 Region 16 Audition Committee Member (Trumpet)
          2014 Conference Clinic Presider
          Active Member 2013-Present

          International Trumpet Guild
          Website Employment Editor 2017-Present
          Commissions Committee 2019-Present
          Committee for Social Media 2015-2019
          Annual Conference Hotel and Expense Comp Committee 2015-2016
          Active Member 2004-Present

          World Trumpet Society
          Board of Directors 2017-2019
          Web Editor 2017-2019


          “Committed to scholarship and service as an integral of my career, I continue to develop presentations for music education clinics and conventions and serve in related organizations such as the International Trumpet Guild. 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.”

          Andrew Stetson