Saxophonist and conductor Andrew R. Steinberg has been recognized for his “beautiful tone” as well as his “astute and refined leadership” throughout North America, Asia, and Europe. As an Aaron Copland Fund for Music grantee, Dr. Steinberg has commissioned over a dozen works for saxophone and has premiered countless more for the instrument. Recent performances featured new compositions by Molly Herron, Hayes Biggs, and Niki Harlafti, as well as premieres of works by Tera de Marez Oyens, Eric Moe, and Lei Liang. In addition, he has performed at music festivals across the globe including the Summer Institute of Contemporary Performance Practice, Round Top Festival Institute, Spoleto Festival USA, and the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival.
Since receiving his doctorate from New England Conservatory, Dr. Steinberg has presented lectures and master classes at Georgia State University, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Boston University, the North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The scope of his research has focused on topics such as The Life of Adolphe Sax, The Saxophone in the Weimar Republic, as well as The Raschèrian Approach.
Alongside teaching at Palomar College, Dr. Steinberg serves as Artist-Faculty at Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts and is the Founder and Music Director of the Megalopolis Saxophone Orchestra.
Dr. Andrew R. Steinberg