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Dr. Andrew Stadler is a versatile trumpet teaching artist based in Little Rock, AR. He is equally comfortable as a soloist, chamber musician, or in an orchestra and has performed throughout the United States and internationally, including concerts at Carnegie Hall and Kansas City's Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.
Dr. Stadler currently serves as Adjunct Professor of High Brass at the University of Arkansas Fort Smith where he teaches applied trumpet and horn lessons. He has a wide variety of experience teaching trumpet to students of all ages. Dr. Stadler worked for several years with the Music in Schools Initiative at the Yale School of Music, providing one on one and group instruction to students throughout the New Haven Public School System, as well as coaching chamber groups. In 2017, he was recognized for his work in the Music in Schools Initiative with the prestigious Malcolm L. Mitchell and Donald M. Roberts, Class of 1957 Prize for Outstanding Graduating Teaching Artist. From 2018 until 2023 he was the Trumpet Instructor at the Kansas City School of Music. In addition to teaching at UAFS, Dr. Stadler maintains a private studio, offering both in-person and online instruction, and he provides clinics and masterclasses for schools at all levels.
In 2023, Dr. Stadler joined the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra as second trumpet and returned as second trumpet with the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas. He is a former member of the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra and has also performed with the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, Des Moines Symphony, Fountain City Brass Band, Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra, and with Aretha Franklin on her final tour in 2017.
Dr. Stadler was a member of the award-winning Volker Brass Quintet during his studies at the University of Missouri–Kansas City Conservatory. With Volker Brass he competed in the finals of the MTNA National Chamber Winds Competition in 2018 and 2019, placing third in 2018, and in 2019 Volker won the American Brass Quintet Prize for Outstanding Brass Ensemble in the Senior Winds and Brass Division at the Fischoff Competition after advancing to the semifinal round.
Andrew holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Missouri—Kansas City Conservatory, a Master of Music from the Yale School of Music, and a Bachelor of Music from the University of Alabama. His primary teachers include Keith Benjamin, Allan Dean, and Eric Yates.