M.M. Northwestern University
B.A. Ithaca College
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). Carpenter has performed on several Chicago-area concerts featuring new music, including a performance of a concerto for alto saxophone and wind ensemble by Stacy Garrop with the Carthage College Wind Orchestra. He performs frequently with orchestras in the Midwest, including engagements with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the Rockford Symphony Orchestra, the Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra, and has performed and recorded for Naxos with the Elgin Symphony Orchestra. A committed educator, Carpenter is pleased to be the saxophone instructor at NEIU. He also teaches private saxophone and clarinet students of all ages. Carpenter earned a bachelor of music degree from Ithaca College and a master of music degree from Northwestern University. His saxophone teachers are Dr. Steven Mauk and Dr. Frederick L. Hemke.