Faculty Profile

Andrew Trachsel

Title
Chair
Department
Conducting and Ensembles
College
College of Music

    

Education

DMA, University of North Texas, 2007.
Major: Performance
Degree Specialization: Conducting
Dissertation Title: "Toward a Critical Edition of Gordon Jacob's William Byrd Suite: A Comparison of Extant Editions with The Fitzwilliam Virginal Book
MMus, University of North Texas, 2005.
Major: Performance
Degree Specialization: Conducting
BMEd, Drake University, 1999.
Major: Music Education - Instrumental

Current Scheduled Teaching*

No current or future courses scheduled.

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

MUAG 5850.002, Advanced Instrumental Conducting, Spring 2024 Syllabus SPOT
MUAM 5533.703, Conducting, Spring 2024 SPOT
MUAG 3870.001, Instrumental Conducting, Spring 2024 Syllabus SPOT
MULB 5173.501, Large Ensemble: Band, Spring 2024 Syllabus SPOT
MULB 5173Z.501, Large Ensemble: Band, Spring 2024 Syllabus SPOT
MUAG 5701.717, Master's Recital, Spring 2024
MULB 1807.500, Wind Orchestra, Spring 2024 Syllabus SPOT
MULB 5173.501, Large Ensemble: Band, Fall 2023 Syllabus SPOT
MULB 1807.500, Wind Orchestra, Fall 2023 Syllabus SPOT
MUCM 3520.503, Woodwind Chamber Music, Fall 2023 SPOT
MUAG 5850.002, Advanced Instrumental Conducting, Spring 2023 Syllabus SPOT
MUAG 3870.001, Instrumental Conducting, Spring 2023 Syllabus SPOT
MULB 5173.501, Large Ensemble: Band, Spring 2023 Syllabus SPOT
MULB 5173Z.501, Large Ensemble: Band, Spring 2023 Syllabus SPOT
MULB 1807.500, Wind Orchestra, Spring 2023 Syllabus SPOT
MUAG 5850.002, Advanced Instrumental Conducting, Fall 2022 Syllabus SPOT
MULB 1813.500, Concert Band, Fall 2022 Syllabus
MULB 1813.501, Concert Band, Fall 2022 Syllabus
MUAM 5533.703, Conducting, Fall 2022 SPOT
MUAG 3870.001, Instrumental Conducting, Fall 2022 Syllabus SPOT
MULB 5173.501, Large Ensemble: Band, Fall 2022 Syllabus SPOT
MULB 5173.504, Large Ensemble: Band, Fall 2022 Syllabus
MULB 5173Z.511, Large Ensemble: Band, Fall 2022 Syllabus SPOT
MULB 1807.500, Wind Orchestra, Fall 2022 Syllabus SPOT
MUAG 5850.002, Advanced Instrumental Conducting, Spring 2022 Syllabus SPOT
MULB 1813.506, Concert Band, Spring 2022 Syllabus
MUAM 5533.703, Conducting, Spring 2022 Syllabus
MUAG 3870.001, Instrumental Conducting, Spring 2022 Syllabus SPOT
MULB 5173.501, Large Ensemble: Band, Spring 2022 Syllabus SPOT
MULB 5173Z.501, Large Ensemble: Band, Spring 2022 Syllabus SPOT
MULB 1807.500, Wind Orchestra, Spring 2022 Syllabus SPOT
MUAG 5850.002, Advanced Instrumental Conducting, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
MULB 1813.501, Concert Band, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
MUAG 3870.001, Instrumental Conducting, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
MULB 5173.501, Large Ensemble: Band, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
MULB 5173.504, Large Ensemble: Band, Fall 2021 Syllabus
MULB 5173Z.511, Large Ensemble: Band, Fall 2021 Syllabus
MULB 1807.500, Wind Orchestra, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
MUAG 5850.002, Advanced Instrumental Conducting, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
MULB 1813.500, Concert Band, Spring 2021 Syllabus
MULB 1813.504, Concert Band, Spring 2021 Syllabus
MUAG 3870.001, Instrumental Conducting, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
MULB 5173.501, Large Ensemble: Band, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
MULB 5173.504, Large Ensemble: Band, Spring 2021 Syllabus
MULB 5173Z.501, Large Ensemble: Band, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
MULB 1807.500, Wind Orchestra, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
MUAG 5850.002, Advanced Instrumental Conducting, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
MUAG 3870.001, Instrumental Conducting, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
MULB 5173.501, Large Ensemble: Band, Fall 2020 SPOT
MULB 5173Z.511, Large Ensemble: Band, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
MULB 1807.500, Wind Orchestra, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
MUAG 5890.001, Topics in Music Performance and Pedagogy, Summer 5W1 2020 SPOT
MUAG 5850.002, Advanced Instrumental Conducting, Spring 2020 Syllabus
MULB 1813.504, Concert Band, Spring 2020 Syllabus
MUAG 3870.001, Instrumental Conducting, Spring 2020 Syllabus
MULB 5173.501, Large Ensemble: Band, Spring 2020 Syllabus
MULB 5173Z.501, Large Ensemble: Band, Spring 2020
MULB 1807.500, Symphonic Band, Spring 2020 Syllabus
MUAG 5861.001, Symphonic Literature of the Wind Band II French Revolution through Present, Spring 2020 Syllabus
MUAG 5850.002, Advanced Instrumental Conducting, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
MULB 1813.500, Concert Band, Fall 2019 Syllabus
MUAG 3870.001, Instrumental Conducting, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
MULB 5173.501, Large Ensemble: Band, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
MULB 5173Z.523, Large Ensemble: Band, Fall 8W2 2019
MUGC 5900.702, Special Problems, Fall 2019
MULB 1807.500, Symphonic Band, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Book
Trachsel, A. (2021). Teaching Music through Performance in Band, Volume 12. 12, 1200. Chicago, Illinois: GIA Publications, Inc..
Book Chapter
Trachsel, A. (2021). "Foreword: Extraordinary Times" and "The Servant Conductor". Teaching Music through Performance in Band Volume 12. 12, xi–xvi, 143–178. Chicago, Illinois: GIA Publications, Inc..
Trachsel, A. (2017). "Teacher's Resource Guide: Sound and Smoke by Viet Cuong". Teaching Music through Performance in Band, Volume 11. 11, 14 pp.. Chicago, Illinois: GIA Publications. https://www.giamusic.com/store/resource/teaching-music-through-performance-in-band-volume-11-book-g9546
Broadcast Media
Trachsel, A. J., Corporon, E. M. (2023). Interview: “From Classical Music Host Matt Jackfert: Wind Band Recording Giants Release Final Two Physical CDs”. https://wvpublic.org/from-classical-music-host-matt-jackfert-wind-band-recording-giants-release-final-two-physical-cds/
CD Recording - Ensemble
Trachsel, A. (2024). Recording Producer, Barcelona Clarinet Players, North Texas Percussion Quartet, Lauren Shuyler, soprano, North Texas Wind Symphony, Eugene Migliaro Corporon, conductor on JACK STAMP: Chamber Music, Volume Two: Music for Clarinet Quartet. Toccata Classics.
Trachsel, A. (2023). Associate Recording Producer, North Texas Wind Symphony: Closure. (GIA WindWorks CD-1126), . Chicago, Illinois: GIA Publications.
Trachsel, A. (2023). Associate Recording Producer, North Texas Wind Symphony: Respair. (GIA WindWorks CD-1125), . Chicago, Illinois: GIA Publications.
Trachsel, A. (2023). Executive Recording Producer, Texas Woman’s University Wind Symphony: Walking on Shattered Glass. (Mark Custom Records 56294-MCD), . Clarence, NY: Mark Custom Records.
Trachsel, A. (2023). Recording Producer, Minnesota Orchestra Brass Quintet (Uptown Brass) and Mill City Chamber Ensemble Recording Project: Concertino for Brass Quintet and Chamber Orchestra on Jack Stamp: Chamber Music, Volume One: Music for Wind and Strings. (Toccata Classics TOCC 0687), . Toccata Classics.
Trachsel, A. (2023). Associate Recording Producer, North Texas Wind Symphony and Barcelona Clarinet Players: Paquito D’Rivera’s Caribbean Berceuse on Panamericano. (GIA WindWorks CD-1111), . Chicago, Illinois: GIA Publications.
Trachsel, A. (2023). Recording Producer, University of North Texas Green Brigade Marching Band on Together as One. University of North Texas Green Brigade Marching Band.
Trachsel, A. J. (2023). Guest Conductor, North Texas Wind Symphony at Texas Music Educators Association Convention Live Video Recording. (Mark Records 56821-MDVD), .
Trachsel, A. (2023). Conductor, North Texas Wind Orchestra: A Real Slow Drag by Scott Joplin reference recording (GIA Publications) October 2022. A Real Slow Drag by Scott Joplin. GIA Publications. https://www.giamusic.com/store/resource/a-real-slow-drag-concert-band-print-g10546
Trachsel, A. (2023). Conductor, North Texas Wind Orchestra: Developing Error Detection Skills in the Wind Band Conductor by Catheryn Foster and Ward Miller reference recordings (GIA Publications, 2023) October–November 2022. Conductor, North Texas Wind Orchestra: Developing Error Detection Skills in the Wind Band Conductor by Catheryn Foster and Ward Miller. GIA Publications. https://www.giamusic.com/store/resource/developing-error-detection-skills-in-the-wind-band-educator-book-10883
Trachsel, A. (2021). Recording Producer, Lone Star Wind Orchestra: Southern Music Promotional Recording March 2020. Keiser Southern Music.
Trachsel, A. (2019). Ampersand: Ohio University Wind Symphony.
Trachsel, A. (2019). Conductor, North Texas Wind Orchestra: Jack Stamp’s Stranger at my Door, Border Dance, and Gerard Schurmann/Stamp: Attack on the Iron Coast and Man in the Sky Overture on No Brief Candle: Band Works of Jack Stamp V (Mark Masters 56595-MCD) (December 2022). No Brief Candle: Band Works of Jack Stamp V. Mark Custom Records. https://markcustom.com/Markcustom_new/Menu2_ViewAlbum.asp?CDNum=56595-MCD
Journal Article
Trachsel, A. J. (2022). Author, "Everything I Do is Mingus: The Wind Music of Charles Mingus" in WASBE World Magazine, Dec. 2022. World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles.
Music Edition
Trachsel, A. (2023). Wind Version/Transcription: Nautilus by Anna Meredith and Jack Ross.
Trachsel, A. (2023). Editor and Advisor: A Real Slow Drag by Scott Joplin arranged by Anton Charles. Chicago, Illinois: GIA Publications. https://www.giamusic.com/store/resource/a-real-slow-drag-concert-band-print-g10546
Video and Audiovisual Material
Trachsel, A., Corporon, E. M. (2022). Executive Producer and Conductor, Teaching Music through Performance in Band Video Rehearsal Series. Chicago, Illinois: GIA Publications, Inc.. https://www.giamusic.com/store/teaching-music-through-performance-in-band-video-rehearsal-series

Awarded Grants

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Grant - Research
Trachsel, A. J., "UNT Global Venture Fund: Barcelona Clarinet Players," Sponsored by UNT Division of International Affairs, University of North Texas, $2500 Funded. (March 2022April 2022).
Trachsel, A. (Principal), "Research Award to complete Recording Project," Sponsored by Ohio University Baker Award, Other, $4875 Funded. (January 2019).
Trachsel, A. (Principal), "Travel Grant for Trip to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil," Sponsored by Ohio University College of Fine Arts & Global Affairs and International Studies, Other, $1200 Funded. (October 2018).
Grant - Service
Trachsel, A. (Principal), "Travel Grant for Trip to Aid Puerto Rico," Sponsored by Ohio University College of Fine Arts & Global Affairs and International Studies, Other, $500 Funded. (May 02, 2018May 05, 2018).
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  • Overall Summative Rating (median):
    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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