Described as “… an artist of great skill and rare sensitivity,” Andrew Carpenter has performed as a saxophone recitalist and soloist throughout the Chicago area and the United States. He has presented recitals on Chicago’s Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series broadcast on WFMT-FM and on Chicago’s Fourth Presbyterian Noontime concert series (recommended by the Chicago Tribune).
Mr. Carpenter has performed on several Chicago-area new music concerts, including a performance with Fulcrum Point New Music Project. He performs frequently with Chicago-area orchestras, including engagements with the Rockford Symphony Orchestra and the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra, and has performed and recorded for Naxos with the Elgin Symphony Orchestra.
A committed teacher, Mr. Carpenter has taught studio saxophone at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and has taught private saxophone students of all ages. He holds a bachelor’s degree in music from Ithaca College and a master’s degree in music from Northwestern University. His primary saxophone teachers are Dr. Steven Mauk and Dr. Frederick L. Hemke.
- M.M. — Northwestern University
- B.M. — Ithaca College
- MUS 0550 Saxophone: Private Instrument