Location: Allen, TX
Instructs: Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone
Education: 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.
Performance Experience: Saxophonist Sterling Fry is an active performer throughout the United States. He frequently performs concerts in Southern California,
has performed with the Texas Tech University Orchestra, and recorded as the baritone
saxophonist for the University of New Mexico Wind Symphony on the album Arrows of Time.
Teaching Philosophy: As an educator, Dr. Fry is dedicated to saxophone pedagogy at all levels and maintains a
private lesson studio of students grades 6-12 throughout Dallas Fort Worth, Texas. 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