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 of Music, where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and Saxophone Performance in 2013. Currently pursuing a Graduate Professional Diploma from Hartt, Andrew can still be seen onstage there, performing large ensemble pieces, chamber music works, and solo recitals. He also has the privilege of being the saxophonist for Hartt’s Performance 20/20 Program, the school’s premier chamber music program.

During his undergraduate studies, Mr. Studenski participated in numerous solo and chamber music competitions throughout the country, including Hartt’s Paranov Concerto Competition (2011 winner, with The Ineo Quartet; 2012 winner, solo) MTNA National Chamber Music Competition (finalist, with The Ineo Quartet), NASA Classical Solo Competition (semifinalist), Arriaga Chamber Music Competition (2nd place, with The Ineo Quartet), and Pershing’s Own Army Band Solo Competition.

Since his arrival to Connecticut in 2009, Andrew has taken part in the music scene outside of Hartt. He is a full-time member of several performing groups, including salsa band, “The Latin Heartbeat Orchestra”, big band, “The Other Orchestra”, and new music group, “The Generous Ensemble”. An avid and enthusiastic multiple woodwind player, Mr. Studenski has been heard in a myriad of musical theater productions in Greater Boston and throughout Connecticut, and regularly lends his talents to shows in such venues as The Zeiterion Theater, The Company Theatre, The Broad Brook Opera House, Connecticut Cabaret Theatre, The Palace Theater, and West Hartford’s own Playhouse on Park.

An educator as much as a performer, Andrew is very excited to join the faculty of the Hartt Community Division and cannot wait to share his experiences, talent, and passion for music with an enthusiastic new group of students!

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.