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B.Mus., Memorial Univerity of Newfoundland
B.Mus.Ed., Memorial Univerity of Newfoundland
M.Mus., McGill University
D.Mus., McGill University
Licensed Body Mapping Educator, 2020
Originally from Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, Andrews is Director of Choral Studies at the University of Redlands. Under her direction, the choral ensembles have been invited to perform at festivals and conferences such as the National Collegiate Choral Organization Convention, California Music Educators Association Convention, California All State Music Educators Conference, Choral Canada’s Podium, and Festival 500 Sharing the Voices. She is in high demand across North America as a conductor, adjudicator, and clinician.
Andrews is a Licensed Body Mapping Educator, and her areas of research include the study of performance anxiety in musicians, pitch perception, and awareness of the body through conducting. Her publications can be found in sources such as the Journal of Research in Music Education.
Andrews has worked with composers Imant Raminsh, R. Murray Schafer, Alcides Lanza, Krzysztof Penderecki, William Bolcom, Joan Tower, Libby Larsen, Christopher Theofanidis, and Gunther Schuller, and eminent conductors Bramwell Tovey, Sir David Willcocks, Bobby McFerrin, Tõnu Kaljuste, Robert Sund, Frieder Bernius, Georg Tintner, Lydia Adams, and Jon Washburn.
Having completed her doctorate and master’s in choral conducting at McGill University, Andrews studied with Professor Iwan Edwards, Dr. John Baboukis, and Dr. Julian Wachner. While at McGill University, she taught musicianship, instrumental conducting, and choral conducting. She completed a Bachelor of Music in oboe performance and a Bachelor of Music Education at Memorial University of Newfoundland, where she studied conducting with Dr. Douglas Dunsmore.
Andrews has also taught music in several public schools (kindergarten to grade 12) throughout Canada and England.
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