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Andrew Sperandeo

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Adjunct Faculty, Sound Recording Technology

Adjunct Faculty, Guitar

Guitarist/vocalist/composer/arranger and director Andy Sperandeo has spent most of his life pursuing the goal of mastering music at its highest level, an effort that continues to this day. He began his formal pursuits in music at the prestigious University of North Texas, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Jazz Performance, and a master’s degree in Jazz Arranging/Composition studying under Grammy award winning arranger/composer, Richard DeRosa. During his time at UNT, he was able to perform and arrange for the world renowned One O’Clock Lab Band under the direction of Steve Weist; with the UNT Jazz Singers under the direction of Jennifer Barnes; as well as with countless other small and large ensembles.

Sperandeo has been composing and performing since his youth and has developed his own unique writing style comprised of the multitude of genres that has influenced his musical direction. He has also written, arranged, performed and recorded for many artists over the last 25 years. He has been an educator since 1993, currently serving as director and arranger of the Rockin’ Axes and Contemporary Guitar Ensemble at Stephen F. Austin State University, and in the role as faculty member of applied guitar and bass.