Performing Artist. Educator. Composer.
Andrew Peal is an American multi-genre trombonist, educator, and composer. He is a Henry Mancini Fellow and Teaching Assistant at the University of Miami Frost School of Music, pursuing a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Studio Music and Jazz Performance.
From 2012 to 2016, Peal studied Music Education at Oklahoma State University. He studied classical trombone with Paul Compton, the Associate Professor of Trombone.
He then went on to earn a Master of Music in Studio Music and Jazz Performance at the University of Miami in 2018 under the mentorship of Dante Luciani.
While living in the city of Miami, Peal has played and recorded with great ensembles such as the South Florida Jazz Orchestra (The Music of Gary Lindsay: Are We Still Dreaming, and South Florida Jazz Orchestra featuring Rick Margitza) and Frost Studio Jazz Band. While a part of these ensembles, Peal performed with renowned artists such as Randy Brecker, Kevin Mahogany, Arturo Sandoval, John Hart, Brian Lynch, Janis Seigel, Nicole Yarling, and Gregg Field.
Peal’s teaching assistantship allows him to instruct undergraduates at the highly acclaimed Frost School of Music. His responsibilities entail jazz combo instruction and providing feedback to undergraduate music students in his program. He is also a teaching artist with Young Musicians Unite and was the musical director for the Brownsville Unity Music Project.
Peal composes and arranges music for various ensemble configurations from jazz quartet to big band.