Saxophonist, Webmaster, and Director of Education
Andy Hall is a freelance saxophonist and teacher 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 eighteen years, and one of the founding members of the contemporary music ensemble Latitude 49. He was also the baritone saxophonist with The Moanin’ Frogs from 2014-2021, a modern vaudeville saxophone sextet performing throughout the country and internationally. In 2018 The Moanin' Frogs won the wind division of the MPRIZE Chamber Arts Competition. Andy holds a Master of Arts in Teaching and a Master of Music in Performance from the University of Michigan, alongside a Bachelor of Music from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in saxophone performance. Andy has taught the saxophone professionally in group and private settings for eighteen years. He has held 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 Pinckney 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.