Andrew is the former music director and chief arranger of The Achordants of UNC-Chapel Hill, and sang with them as they reached ICCA Finals in 2005 as well as ICCA Regionals in '07. He was classically trained in voice (which he quickly learned to disregard after joining the a cappella scene) and is self-trained in piano and guitar. Growing up in an artistic household in picturesque Long Island, New York, Andrew quickly became a fan of the arts, and has enjoyed a diverse and expansive repertoire of musical experiences.
Andrew's first musical endeavors were on the theatrical stage, and he has over the years portrayed Jean Valjean, Sweeney Todd, and Cinderella's Prince/Wolf (Into the Woods), among many others. In 2003, he was fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to sing the role of Enjolras in Les Miserables' One Day More with members of the Broadway cast at Carnegie Hall. It was an experience he'll never forget.
His love for ensemble music roots back to his highly successful high school jazz ensemble, which took second place at the 2003 Berklee School of Music High School Jazz Festival. Since then, he has developed a keen interest in arranging techniques and styles, and founded/co-directed his high school's first student-run a cappella group. Within the Achordants, Andrew studied arranging from Yuri Broze, who took the "Best Arrangement" caption at ICCA Finals in '05 for his version of Mala Gente.
Currently, Andrew works at an advertising agency in New York. He also sings with the Young New Yorker's Chorus, which effectively sates his appetite for musical performance in his adult professional life.
Andrew occasionally takes a break from a cappella, during which he plays lots of Guitar Hero, tries new fun beers, and watches hockey.
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