B i o g r a p h y
Dr. Andrew Stadler is a versatile trumpet player and educator based in Kansas City, MO. He performs a variety of styles in settings from solo and chamber groups to orchestras and wind bands. His performances have taken him throughout the United States and internationally, including concerts at Carnegie Hall and Kansas City's Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. He is currently on faculty as the trumpet teacher at the Kansas City School of Music.
In 2013 and 2014, Andrew was a winner in the Birmingham Music Guild Solo Competition in Birmingham, AL, and in 2015 a winner of the Alabama Federation of Music Clubs Solo Competition. He is also a two-time finalist of the Woolsey Concerto Competition at the Yale School of Music in 2016 and 2017, and in 2017 he was named a finalist for the University of Missouri-Kansas City's prestigious Chancellor's Competition. In 2019 Andrew won the Rose Award in the Kansas City Sigma Alpha Iota Alumnae Chapter's Scholarship Competition.
While studying at UMKC, Andrew was a member of the award-winning Volker Brass Quintet, the graduate fellowship quintet at the UMKC Conservatory. While Andrew was a member of the group, he competed in the finals of the MTNA National Chamber Winds Competition in 2018 and 2019, placing third in 2018. In May 2019, Volker Brass won the American Brass Quintet Prize for Outstanding Brass Ensemble in the Senior Winds and Brass Division of the Fischoff Competition after advancing to the semifinal round.
In the Fall of 2019, Andrew joined the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas as Second Trumpet. He has also performed with the Midwest Chamber Ensemble and Medical Arts Symphony, both based in Kansas City, as well as the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra, the Amadeus Chamber Orchestra in New Haven, CT, and with Aretha Franklin on her final tour in 2017.
Andrew has a wide variety of experience teaching trumpet, ranging from beginners through collegiate students. He worked for several years in New Haven, CT, with the Yale School of Music's Music in Schools Initiative, 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 for the Music in Schools Initiative with the prestigious Malcolm L. Mitchell and Donald M. Roberts, Class of 1957 Prize for Outstanding Graduating Teaching Artist. As a member of the Volker Brass Quintet, he regularly works in schools in the Kansas City area and throughout the region to perform for and work with middle and high school students.
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.