Adrian Teti is an educator and performer in the Austin area. Prior to his beginning his band directing career at Four Points Middle School, Adrian earned his Master’s degree in instrumental music education from Texas State University, where served as a teacher for undergraduate brass techniques classes, as well as the teacher’s assistant for Dr. Mary Ellen Cavitt and Dr. Amy Simmons. While at Texas State Adrian also sat as Principal and Co-Principal trombone in the Texas State trombone choir under the direction of Dr. Martin McCain, and was a finalist for the 2015 Texas State Concerto Competition. Prior to his arrival in Texas in 2008, Adrian received a bachelor’s degree in trombone performance from the University of Maryland, where he was a 3-year member of the Wind Ensemble/Philharmonic Orchestra rotation, and a student of John Huling and Craig Mulcahy.
In addition to performing with the Austin Brass Collective, Adrian also serves as the trombone section leader of the nationally recognized Cedar Park Winds, and performs around the Austin area in a variety of styles and settings.
Prior to band directing, Adrian served as a full-time low-brass private lesson teacher in Round Rock and Georgetown, where he routinely taught 50-60 students per week. Many of these students achieved high levels of success, including All-State, All-Area, and All-Region placements in TMEA Region 26 competitions, and consistent superior ratings at Solo and Ensemble festivals. Several are now majoring in music at institutions of higher learning.
Adrian currently lives in Leander with his wife, Victoria, children, Patrick, Olive, and Ethan, their colony of cats, and a single mischievous dog . He continues to be motivated and inspired by the wonderful students and colleagues he has the privilege of working with each day.