Dr. Andrew Dahlke
Professor of Music
Andrew regularly performs with the Philadelphia Orchestra, working with among others, music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin. An Aspen Music Festival alumnus and frequent performer, Andrew has worked with conductors David Zinman, Leonard Slatkin, Robert Spano, Joaquin Valdepenas, and George Manahan. Andrew has frequently performed with the Colorado Symphony with conductors including Marin Alsop, Jeffrey Kahane, and Larry Rachleff. In the Capitol Quartet, Andrew has been featured with numerous orchestras and in recitals across the country including the Indianapolis and Baltimore Symphonies. Their recent CD consists of pieces by American composers commissioned by the quartet.
As a soloist Andrew has appeared with the Gangnam Symphony, Seoul Wind Ensemble, and Jeju Festival Winds in Seoul, Korea. As a recitalist and clinician Andrew recently performed at the Chung Mun Kyu museum in South Korea and has been a guest at: the Tianjin Conservatory of Music in China, Indiana University, the Cincinnati Conservatory, the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, the Korean National Arts University in Seoul, and the North American Saxophone Alliance.
Andrew completed a two-CD recording of J.S. Bach’s cello suites on multiple saxophones and just recorded a CD of music for soprano saxophone and piano with pianist Anne Breeden. Andrew performed frequently in the Detroit area with jazz artists and worked as a jazz musician and composer in New York City in the early 1990’s. Dr. Dahlke’s degrees are from the University of Michigan (BMA Saxophone/Jazz Studies, MM Education) and the University of North Texas (DMA Saxophone). His former teachers include Larry Teal, Donald Sinta, Eugene Rousseau, Jim Riggs, and Tim Ries.
Andrew previously taught for Texas Christian University and the University of Michigan All-State and youth programs at Interlochen and in Ann Arbor. Andrew also taught music full-time for Dearborn Heights School District #7 and University Liggett School in Michigan.