Performing Artist. Educator. Composer.
Andrew Peal is an American multi-genre trombonist, educator, and composer. He is the Assistant Professor of Jazz and Music Theory at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. Prior to his appointment at ABAC, he was a Henry Mancini Fellow at the University of Miami Frost School of Music and earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Studio Music and Jazz Performance. His doctoral research examined movable-do solfege as an instructional tool in jazz pedagogy for classical musicians.
Dr. Peal performed and recorded with great ensembles such as the South Florida Jazz Orchestra (The Music of Gary Lindsay: Are We Still Dreaming, and Cheap Thrills: The Music of Rick Margitza) and the Frost Studio Jazz Band. As a member of these ensembles, Peal performed with renowned artists such as Randy Brecker, Kevin Mahogany, Arturo Sandoval, John Hart, Brian Lynch, Janis Seigel, Tony Succar, Martin Bejerano, and Gregg Field. In addition to being a sideman, he performs and records original music with his post-bop inspired jazz project, aPeal Music.
Dr. Peal served as teaching assistant for the MusicReach program at the Frost School, which enriches the lives of underserved youth in Miami-Dade County through music. His responsibilities entailed jazz combo instruction and supervision of the undergraduate music students that taught high school students in his program. He has also served as a teaching artist with the Community Arts Program, Young Musicians Unite and the Brownsville Unity Music Project.