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Dr. Andrew Stonerock

Andrew Stonerock is the Head of Jazz Studies and Assistant Professor of Saxophone at Tarleton State University. He has previously taught at Cameron University, Casper College, and the University of Colorado at Boulder. He received his Doctorate of Music Arts in Saxophone Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Colorado at Boulder, his Master's Degree from the University of North Texas in Saxophone Performance with a secondary emphasis in Jazz Studies and his Bachelor's Degree in Music Theory from Ohio University. His primary saxophone teachers include Tom Myer, John Gunther, Jim Riggs, Eric Nestler, and Matt James.

As a classical saxophonist he has performed with the Colorado Symphony, Ft. Collins Symphony, Colorado Music Festival Orchestra, Midland/Odessa Symphony, and Lawton Philharmonic, among others. He is currently the alto saxophonist with the Chautauqua Saxophone Quartet. He has recorded with the Lone Star Wind Orchestra, the Colorado Saxophone Quartet, and various university ensembles. He has presented solo and chamber recitals and/or masterclasses at the University of North Texas, Oklahoma State University, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, University of Central Oklahoma, Casper College, Midwestern State, and others.

As a jazz/commerical saxophonist, Andrew has performed with Boyz II Men, Steve Vai, Natalie Cole, John Fedchock, Marvin Stamm, and Nenna Freelon, among others. While living in Denver, he regularly played with the Legacy Jazz Orchestra and the Ninth and Lincoln Big Band and was a mamber of the Colorado Saxophone Quartet, a saxophone quartet that performs jazz music. Andrew runs his own jazz group (Andrew Stonerock Jazz Quintet) that has been featured at the Kinser Jazz Festival and the Charlie Christian Jazz Festival. Andrew's first CD Pavlov's Waterfall was released in 2015.

Andrew is the director of the Guatemalan-American International Jazz Camp, an annual camp that takes place in Guatemala. There, he directs the big band, jazz combos, as well as teaches jazz theory/improvisation and masterclasses. He is also an award winning teacher, having been a three-time recipient of the Silver Medal "Best Should Teach" award, an award recognizing outstanding graduate teaching at the University of Colorado.

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