Before going to WSU, Andrew completed his DMA in Choral Conducting at Texas Tech University with Richard Bjella. He also taught several courses and choirs at TTU and served as Director of Music Ministries to St. John’s United Methodist Church in Lubbock, Texas. Andrew’s earlier studies include a Master’s degree in Choral Conducting from Michigan State University as well as a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the University of Delaware.
Prior to attending graduate school, Andrew served as Director of Choral Activities to over 200 students at Morris Knolls High School in Rockaway, NJ. During this time, he also served as president or board member to several county, regional and all-state boards in New Jersey. He was also named Teacher of the Year in 2008.
Throughout his career, Andrew has also served as an accompanist, guest conductor, and clinician to numerous honor choirs throughout New Jersey, Delaware, Michigan, Texas, and Arkansas. His choirs have toured across the US and Europe. Andrew has also had the privilege of serving as chorus master to several major opera productions.