Location: Michigan, USA
Andrew Minear is a University Distinguished Fellow, Graduate Teaching Assistant and DMA student in Choral Conducting at Michigan State University, where he is the director of the MSU Campus Choir. He also serves as the Chancel Choir and Bell Choir Director at Central United Methodist Church in downtown Lansing. He was most recently the Director of Choral Activities at Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando. Mr. Minear’s teaching and choral directing experience includes high school, middle school, children’s choir, community choir, and both youth and adult church choirs. Choirs under his direction have performed for the FMEA Conference, State, Division, and National Conferences of the American Choral Directors Association, and consistently received Superior Ratings at District and State Music Performance Assessments. They have toured Chicago, Dallas, New York, and throughout the southeastern United States. He has directed the high school choir at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, and twice conducted the Florida Ambassadors of Music on performance tours of Europe. Mr. Minear currently serves on the board of the Michigan School Vocal Music Association as Student Membership Coordinator; in the past he served as the Florida ACDA R & S Chair for Senior High Choirs, Women's Choirs, and Children’s Choirs, District 8 Chair for the Florida Vocal Association, coordinated district and state honor choirs, and served on the Orange County Choral Leadership and Curriculum Writing Teams. He is a frequent honor choir clinician, conference presenter, and adjudicator. His most influential teachers include Judy Bowers, Rodney Eichenberger, Kevin Fenton, Trey Jacobs, David Rayl, Jonathan Reed, Sandra Snow, and André Thomas. Mr. Minear received his MME and BME from the Florida State University.