Location: Michigan, USA
Andrew Minear is a University Distinguished Fellow, Graduate Teaching Assistant and DMA (Choral Conducting) Student at Michigan State University. He also serves as the 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. Mr. Minear has 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. His most influential teachers include Judy Bowers, Rodney Eichenberger, Kevin Fenton, Trey Jacobs, David Rayl, Jonathan Reed, Sandra Snow, and André Thomas. Choirs under his direction have been selected for the FMEA All-State Clinic/ Conference, State, Division, and National Conferences of the American Choral Directors Association, and have consistently received Superior Ratings at District and State Music Performance Assessments. He is a frequent honor choir clinician, conference presenter, and adjudicator. Mr. Minear received his MME and BME from the Florida State University.