Saxophonist Andrew Hutchens currently resides in Columbia, South Carolina where he is a graduate teaching assistant at the University of South Carolina. He currently serves as Adjunct Instructor of Clarinet and Saxophone at Allen University, where he teaches applied lessons.
Furthermore, Andrew is a devoted advocate of music education, serving as a clinician throughout Western North Carolina and South Carolina while maintaining a private studio of secondary school saxophonist. Andrew has also participated as a faculty member at the Carolina Saxophone Camp along side the renowned Assembly Saxophone Quartet. As a performer, Andrew maintains an active performance schedule.
Andrew's repertoire encompasses masterworks from composers ranging from Biedenbender to Bach. He has performed extensively across the United States in both professional and casual venues such as NASA Biennial Conferences, American Single Reed Summit, Asheville Symphony Orchestra, Navy Band Saxophone Symposium, NASA Regional Conferences, and the National Conference for Undergraduate Research, Foothills Arts Council, and the Glitterbox Theatre. His constant devotion to music education, performance, research, and community present a passion for making music accessible to all.
As an advocate for new music, Andrew is constantly involved in the commissioning and premiering of new music, including works by Stacy Garrop, Alan Theisen, Jeff Weston, Ruby Fulton, Jeff Herriott, and Benjamin Dean Taylor. His principal teachers have included Ian Jeffress, Clifford Leaman, with additional jazz studies with Bryson Borgstedt and bassoon studies from Will Peebles. Andrew has participated in masterclasses by renowned saxophonists such as Kenneth Tse, Clifford Leaman, Jan Berry Baker, Ogni Suono Duo, and the Assembly Quartet.