Andrew Studenski, Saxophone
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Andrew Studenski

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Andrew Studenski, Saxophone

Andrew Studenski is a freelance saxophonist and multiple-woodwind player currently residing in the Greater Hartford area. Originally from Brockton, Massachusetts, Andrew relocated to study at The Hartt School, where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and Saxophone Performance.

Since then, he has appeared as a classical saxophonist with the Juilliard Wind Ensemble, Le Train Bleu, and the Hartford, New Haven, and Greater Bridgeport Symphonies. Studenski can also be seen playing jazz and commercial music with the Hartford Jazz Orchestra, "Other Orchestra," and New London Big Band. In the theater world, he has worked on over sixty professional musicals, from national tour stops to world premieres, at such venues as the Goodspeed Opera House, Palace Theater, Shubert Theater, Long Wharf Theater, and the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts.

Studenski serves as a teaching artist and guest clinician throughout the state of Connecticut. He is also adjunct faculty for The Hartt School music education division, where he shares his woodwind pedagogy experience and expertise with teachers-in-training and in-service educators alike. Studenski has been on faculty at the Hartt Community Division since 2013, where he has the privilege of helping saxophone students of all backgrounds and levels work towards their musical dreams.

Teaching Philosophy

It is my philosophy that all students have the right to a comprehensive, level-appropriate musical education. As an instructor of saxophone at HCD, it is my goal to ensure that students are constantly working within their zone of proximal development in order to become the most complete saxophonists, musicians, and people they can be. I strive to not only increase students’ technical and musical abilities, but to reinforce lessons—in and out of the studio—that help shape students into kind, sensitive, responsible people on the road to adulthood.