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Dr. Andrew Harrison - Curriculum Vitae

University of Southern Caliornia, Thornton School of Music

Doctorate of Musical Arts in Saxophone Performance, 2015

University of Texas at Austin, Butler School of Music

Masters of Music in Saxophone Performance, 2012


Bachelors of Music in Saxophone Performance, 2010

Teaching Experience

Sonoma State University

Lecturer of Classical Saxophone, 2020-Persent

San Diego State University

Guest Lecturer of Saxophone, 2023

Mt. San Antonio College

Adjunct Music Faculty, 2017-2022

Cerrito College

Adjunct Music Faculty, 2017-2022

The French Conservatory of Music in Beverly Hills

General Manager and Saxophone Instuctor, 2015-2017

The Colburn School

Saxophone Mentor Artist, 2014-2016

Recent Engagements


Hawaii Saxophone foundation, Recital - Honolulu, HI

Diablo Valley Symphonic Band, Concerto - Pleasant Hill, CA

BargeMusic, Recital - Brooklyn, NY

Calliope's Arts and Music, Chamber Music - Albany, CA

Sunset Music and Arts, Recital - San Francisco, CA

Pasadena Friends of Music, Recital - Pasadena, CA

Bear Valley Festival Orchestra, Orchestral Solo - Bear Valley, CA

South Valley Symphony, Concerto - Gilroy, CA

Desert Hot Springs Series, Chamber Music - Palm Springs, CA

US Navy Saxophone Symposium, Recital - Fairfax, VI


Orchestra Santa Monica, Orchestral Solo - Santa Monica, CA

Newport Beach Chamber Music, Chamber Music - Newport, CA

Brand Associates, Recital - Glendale, CA

Albany High School Wind Ensemble, Concerto - Albany, CA

The Merc, Recital - Temecula, CA

Green Music Center, Recital - Rohnert Park, CA

New England Conservatory, Chamber Music - Boston, MA

Salem ArtsPAC, Chamber Music - Salem, MA

Nixon Presidential Library, Recital - Yorba Linda, CA

Laguna Beach Live, Recital - Laguna, CA

Santa Rosa Symphony, Orchestra Solo - Rohnert Park, CA

Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble, Concerto - Costa Mesa, CA

Sonoma State Symphonic Winds, Concerto - Rohnert Park, CA

San Diego State School of Music, Recital - San Diego, CA

Masterclasses & Residencies

Mammoth High School

Albany High School

New England Conservatory 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
University of the Pacific, School of Music 
San Diego State, School of Music and Dance 
La Sierra University, Department of Music
Cal State Fullerton, School of Music
Websters University, Department of Music
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Department of Music
Franklin College, Department of Music
Cal State Los Angeles, Department of Music
University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music
Riverside City College, Coil School of the Arts
Loyola Marymount University, Department of Music 
The Colburn School 
Santa Monica City College, Department of Music

Commissions & Premieres

Concerto for Saxophone Quartet and Orchestra - Robert Alexander
I Dream Awake for Alto Saxophone and Wind Ensemble (2022) - Giovanni Santos
Three Visions for Alto Saxophone and Wind Ensemble (2022) – Chris Ozley
Serenade for Alto Saxophone and String Orchestra (2019) – Andrew Davis
Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Wind Ensemble (2018) – Jules Pegram
Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Wind Ensemble (2018) – Jim Stephenson
Villain as Hero for Soprano Saxophone and Wind Ensemble (2017) – Marcus Wilcher


Solos and Duos
Sanctuary for Soprano Saxophone and Piano (2021) - Viet Cuong
Sketches for Solo Alto Saxophone (2019) - Giovanni Santos
Thoughts of Panic for Tenor Saxophone and Piano (2017) – Andrew Sigler
Poetry of the Earth for Tenor Saxophone and Electronics (2015) – Andrew Davis
Fractals in the Afterglow (2014) – David Werfelmann
Emerald Shadows on the Lawn of Oasi Neumann (2014) - Adam Borecki
Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano (2013) – Jules Pegram
Five Poisons for Soprano Saxophone and Piano (2012) – Andrew Davis

Radiant Images for Soprano Saxophone and Piano (2012) - Justin Sharp
Seul for Solo Saxophone (2010) - Justin Sharp

Small Chamber Ensemble
Final Boss for Saxophone Quartet (2023) - Chris Evan Hass
Eastbound for Saxophone Quartet (2020) – Nina Shekhar
Finding the Words for Saxophone Quartet (2019) – Michael Markowski
Zones for Saxophone Quartet (2016) - Patrick O'Malley
In Memoriam for Saxophone Quartet (2015) – Joel Love
Fugue and Disintegration for Saxophone Quartet (2015) - Wells Lang
Analog Musings for Saxophone Quartet (2015)- Adam Borecki
Miniature March for Saxophone Quartet (2015) - Clare Glackin
Images for Saxophone Quintet (2013) - Austin Chanu
These Things Persuade Us for Saxophone Quartet and Marimba (2013) – Troy Armstrong
SYDEGT for Mixed Quartet (2013) – Saad Haddad
The Sea is Master Here for Mixed Quartet (2013) - Jordan Nelson
Critical Mass for Mixed Quartet (2013) - Alex Heppelmann
The Phantom Tollbooth for Mixed Quartet (2013) – Troy Armstrong
Easy as That for Mixed Quartet (2013) – Jules Pegram
Substitution for Dance for Three Saxophones and Piano (2012) - Walter Nichols
Divertimento for Saxophone Quartet (2012) - Jules Pegram
Funk Off for Saxophone Quartet (2011) – Andrew Davis
Just Lucky for Saxophone Quartet, Percussion, and 3 Vocalists (2011) - Diana Mino
Pangean Rhapsody for Saxophone Quartet (2010) - Marcus Wilcher
The Eclipse for Saxophone Quartet (2010) Justin Sharp
End of an Era for Tenor Saxophone and Jazz Trio (2009) - Marcus Wilcher
A Tune Meant for Venus for Saxophone Quartet (2008) - Marcus Wilcher

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