As an educator, Dr. Fry is dedicated to saxophone pedagogy at all levels. His dissertation Teaching Beginning Saxophonists: The Pedagogical Approach of Five Middle School Band Directors in Texas is intended as a resource for teachers, and is a portrait of teaching styles of Jason Crump, Alicia DeSoto, Nick Flood, Steve Giovanoni, and Robert Herrings. It is available at the Texas Tech University online library.
Sterling Fry received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Texas Tech University, Master of Music degree from the University of New Mexico, and Bachelor of Music Degree from the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University Long Beach. Primary teachers include David Dees, Eric Lau, Glenn Kostur, and James Barrera.