Andy Hall

Andy Hall is a passionate saxophone soloist, chamber musician, and private instructor based in Ann Arbor, MI.  

 

He has performed as a soloist with the Michigan Symphony Band, World Youth Orchestra, Triangle Wind Ensemble, and was a featured artist on NPR’s “From the Top”.  He has competed and placed in numerous state, national, and international competitions, winning first place at the national level of the 2009 NFMC Biennial Competition, 2nd Place in the North Carolina Symphony Concerto Competition,  and being named a 2009 Presser Scholar for excellence in saxophone performance.  

Chamber accomplishments include membership with various prize-winning saxophone quartets over the past twelve years, and one of the founding members of the contemporary music ensemble Latitude 49.  He is also the baritone saxophonist with The Moanin’ Frogs, a modern vaudeville saxophone sextet performing throughout the country and internationally.   

 

Holding a MM from the University of Michigan and a BM from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in saxophone performance, Andy now takes great joy in spreading his knowledge and experience to his private studio.  Andy has taught the saxophone in group and private settings for thirteen years.  He has held the the official position of saxophone instructor at North Carolina School of the Arts Community Music School, Dexter Community Schools, Northville Community Schools, Saline Community Schools, and Pickney Community Schools.  He currently has a private, award-winning studio with students from Dexter, Pickney, Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and Saline  based from his home in Ann Arbor.  

 

Andy’s principal teachers and mentors include world renowned saxophonists Donald Sinta, Dr. Steven Stusek, Dr. Timothy McAllister, Chad Eby, and Dr. Susan Fancher.  

 

He is a D'Addario woodwind artist, Conn-Selmer educational artist,  is a proud member of the North American Saxophone Alliance and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.

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