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Andrew Reinhart is a graduate student at Texas Tech University pursuing a Master of Music degree in saxophone performance while serving as a teaching assistant in the music theory department. He received his BM in music education and saxophone performance at TTU in 2016, graduating summa cum laude.An avid chamber musician, Andrew is a member of the Mirasol Quartet, an award-winning contemporary saxophone quartet dedicated to uniting the innovation of collaborative artistry with the mission of educational outreach. Widely acclaimed for their performances on the national stage, the ensemble has established an active presence in the chamber music scene. Based in West Texas, Mirasol draws its name and musical inspiration from the intensity of the West Texas sun. Mirasol Quartet was awarded the Gold Medal in the Wind Division at the 42nd Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and the Grand Prize in the 2015/2016 ENKOR Chamber Music Competition. Other accomplishments include being named 3rd place national winner at the Music Teachers National Association's "Chamber Winds" Competition; and finalists in the North American Saxophone AllianceBiennialQuartet Competition at the University of Illinois and the 69th Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition. Mirasol Quartet was invited to perform on the Opening Gala concert of the NASA Biennial Conference held in Lubbock, TX; and at the Midwest Clinic alongside the Quid Nunc Saxophone Quartet of Ronald Reagan High School (San Antonio, TX). Additionally, the group has performed at the Texas Music Educators Association convention and the NASA Region 4 Conferences. Committed to the impact of musical and community outreach, the group regularly performs public school concerts and clinics around the state of Texas as advocates of arts education and chamber music. Mirasol Quartet traveled to the Midwest for the Fischoff Double Gold Medal Winners Tour, presenting concerts and master classes at Andrews University, Ivy Tech Community College, Wabash College, Culver Academies, and several public schools in Mishawaka, Indiana. In addition, the group presented a clinic, Chamber Music 101: Fostering the Self-Dependent Chamber Ensemble, at the TMEA Convention. Andrew has performed as a soloist at the NASA Region IV Conferences in Fort Worth, TX and Norman, OK, and with the TTU Concert Band, performing Luigi Zaninellis Elegy for Alto Saxophone. In addition, he was named alternate in the 2013 TTU Woodwind Area Concerto Competition. Andrew has performed in solo and chamber masterclasses with Claude Delangle, Nathan Nabb, Jeffrey Loeffert, Jonathan Helton, Matt Sintchak, Leo Saguiguit, Michael Ibrahim, and Stephen Page and has participated in several duo performances with his colleagues at TTU. Andrew attended the Frederick L. Hemke Saxophone Institute in the summer of 2016 where he studied with Frederick Hemke, John Sampen, Gail Levinsky, and Sean Hurlburt.As a member of the saxophone studio, Andrew has traveled extensively for performances at the NASA Biennial Conference in Tempe, AZ; the World Saxophone Congress XVI in St. Andrews, Scotland; the NASA Region IV Conferences in Fort Worth, TX and Norman, OK; and the TMEA Convention in San Antonio, TX.An active teacher, Andrew is a staff instructor with the Young Saxophonists Institute, teaches masterclasses in the Lubbock middle schools, and maintains an active private studio in the Lubbock area. He completed his student teaching at Ronald Reagan HS (San Antonio, TX) during the Spring of 2016 working closely with the Quid Nunc Saxophone Quartet and several concert bands. His primary musical and educational mentors have been David Dees, Duane Hill, Dr. Sarah McKoin, Dr. Eric Allen, and Greg White.In his free time, Andrew enjoys sharing life with family and friends, playing golf, watching the Dallas Stars, and listening to music.