Andrea Denis, DMA
Adjunct Instructor of Music
Academic Areas: Horn
Phone: (940) 898-2500
DMA in Horn Performance, Texas Tech University
MM in Horn Performance, Stephen F. Austin State University
BM in Horn Performance, Stephen F. Austin State University
Andrea Denis, DMA is excited to become part of the brass faculty at TWU starting fall 2016. Denis is a recent DMA graduate from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX, where she studied with Chris M. Smith. While studying at Texas Tech, she received a teaching assistantship and a CH Foundation Doctoral fellowship. Her past teaching positions have included Eastern New Mexico University, East Texas Baptist University, Kilgore College, and Tyler Junior College, as well as teaching in public schools throughout East and West Texas. Denis received her masters and undergraduate degrees from Stephen F. Austin State University, studying under Dr. Charles Gavin. She has also judged on numerous panels for middle and high school all-region auditions in Texas.
Not only is Denis an educator, but she is also an avid performer. She has played and held positions with Lubbock Symphony, Amarillo Symphony, Plainview Symphony, and the East Texas Symphonic Band. Denis was also the winner of the MidSouth Horn Graduate Solo Competition in 2014, and in the summer of 2015, she attended the Nebraska Chamber Music Institute as a member of the Texas Tech Graduate Woodwind Quintet. She has also performed at numerous conferences including both the MidSouth and the Southeast horn workshops, TMEA, the International Horn Society Conference, and the Rafael Mendez Brass Institute. Often performing works by new composer, Denis premiered David Frost’s City on Fire in 2015.
Her professional organizations include the International Horn Society, the College Music Society, Pi Kappa Lambda, and Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society.