Personal profile

Personal profile

Dr. Andrea Denis is a native Texan but grew up outside of Raleigh, North Carolina. She joined SFA's School of Music faculty fall 2021 and performs regularly with the Pineywoods Brass Quintet and the Stone Fort Woodwind Quintet. She also has been a featured soloist with the SFA Symphony Orchestra and the East Texas Symphonic Band.

Denis graduated with her doctorate from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, where she studied with Christopher M. Smith. While attending Texas Tech, she received a teaching assistantship, as well as a CH Foundation Doctoral fellowship. Denis received her bachelor's and master's degrees in music at SFA, studying under Dr. Charles Gavin.

Prior to joining SFA's faculty, Denis was the adjunct professor of horn and music at Texas Woman's University in Denton and also maintained a large private studio of horn students for Coppell Independent School District and Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD.

Throughout her career, she has taught private lessons throughout the state of Texas, and held horn teaching positions at Brookhaven College, Eastern New Mexico University, East Texas Baptist University and Kilgore College. She also taught various music classes for Texas Woman's University, Collin College, Tyler Junior College and Texas A&M Commerce.

She is an avid performer perviously soloing with the Texas Woman's University wind ensemble and choirs, and freelanced around the Dallas-Fort Worth area with various ensembles.

She also is a returning feature hornist with the Leland Chamber Arts Festival in Leland, Michigan, and has played and held positions with:

  • Lubbock Symphony
  • Amarillo Symphony
  • Plainview Symphony
  • and the East Texas Symphonic Band.

In 2014, Denis was the winner of the MidSouth Horn Graduate Solo Competition 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 performed at numerous conferences including MidSouth and Southeast horn workshops, Texas Music Educators Association, the International Horn Society symposiums and the Rafael Mendez Brass Institute.

Her professional organizations include the:

  • International Horn Society
  • College Music Society
  • Texas Music Educators Association
  • Pi Kappa Lambda
  • and Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society.

She is married to Oscar Denis, the head band director of Garrison High School, and they have two daughters, Madeline and Eliana, who keep them on their toes. During her free time, she enjoys gardening, painting and spending time with family and friends.

Related documents

  • CV

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    Type: CV