Adjunct Instructor, Clarinet
Andrea Harrell is an active clarinetist and private instructor in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. She recently completed her Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) in clarinet performance and musicology at the University of North Texas. At North Texas, she was a member of the North Texas Wind Symphony, Symphony Orchestra, and the NOVA ensemble.
Dr. Harrell is passionate about research and was recently named a finalist in the 2014 International Clarinet Association Research Competition for her work on the Vienna Tonkünstler-Verein. Harrell conducted research at the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde and the Austrian National Library in Vienna, Austria, where she uncovered buried information concerning a late nineteenth-century competition for wind chamber music that produced three outstanding chamber works for clarinet.
Harrell is equally passionate about teaching and has worked for several of the state’s leading band programs, including The Woodlands High School, L.D. Bell High School, and Hebron High School. Her students have been selected as members of the 5A Texas All-State Bands, have received outstanding ratings and distinctions at various solo festivals, and have been selected as members of the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra and Wind Ensemble. Most recently, Harrell was named Adjunct Professor of Clarinet at Sam Houston State University.
Dr. Harrell is an active performer and currently serves as principal of the Odysseus Chamber Orchestra (Frisco, TX) and the New Life Symphony Orchestra (Dallas, TX). She also enjoys performing with the orchestra at Park Cities Baptist Church on Sunday mornings.
Harrell completed her Master of Music at the University of North Texas and a Bachelor of Music from Sam Houston State University. Her past teachers include John Scott, James Gillespie, Patricia Card, and Kimberly Cole Luevano.