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Dr. Andrew Stadler is a versatile trumpet performer and educator based in Kansas City. 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. He is currently on faculty as the trumpet instructor at the Kansas City School of Music.
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. Volker Brass won the American Brass Quintet Prize for Outstanding Brass Ensemble in the Senior Winds and Brass Division of the 2019 Fischoff Competition after advancing to the semifinal round.
In the Fall of 2022, Dr. Stadler joined the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra as third trumpet, and returned for his second full season as second trumpet with the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas. He is also acting principal of Pinnacle Winds, a professional wind band in the Kansas City area. Dr. Stadler has also performed with the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, Des Moines Symphony, Fountain City Brass Band, Midwest Chamber Ensemble, Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra, 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 to students of all ages. He 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. Dr. Stadler maintains a private studio in the Kansas City area, offering both in-person and online instruction, and he provides clinics and masterclasses for schools at all levels.
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.