She understands the importance of composing intelligent, thought-provoking music for young singers, and teaching it in a motivating, compassionate, and humble manner.
B.M. in Music Education, Arkansas Tech
M.M. in Choral Conducting, KU
Ph.D in Music Education, Michigan State
Dr. Andrea Ramsey is a composer, educator and conductor. Her experience ranges from working with children’s voices to serving as guest conductor of all-state and honor choirs, to her current position as the Associate Director of Choral Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder. An ASCAP award-winning composer, she has over seventy published choral works in print, enjoys collaborations with singers through residencies and has close ties to the Allegro Choirs of Kansas City.
Honored to contribute to the organization that has played a part in her own musical development, Andrea is committed to the mission of Allegro and passionate about bringing singers, musicians, composers, staff and audiences together through music. Her love of teaching music finds her embracing a variety of techniques as she works to provide singers with the ability to express their creativity through song. A native of Arkansas, Andrea enjoys nature and the outdoors, reading poetry, traveling, tea, and watching British comedies. She also loves bluegrass tunes and makes delicious guacamole and salsa!
In her own words...Music!
"Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape." (Anon)
"Another word for creativity is courage."
"Dwell in possibility."--Emily Dickinson
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PERFORMANCE REQUEST FORM
Our Allegro choirs are available for community performances throughout our performance season. (October - June) Also, consider our "CHOIR FOR HIRE," Brillante. The 24-voice high school group serves as ambassadors within our surrounding metro area at private, corporate and community events of any size. Their repertoire includes:
1. National Anthem
2. 20-30 minute concert set with variety of audience appealing music to entertain all ages
3. 20-30 minute set of Holiday Music, favorite carols.
Performances are booked on a first come basis. Requesting a performance 3 months in advanced increases the possibility of securing a spot on our calendar, as we must take into account the current commitments of singers and families when scheduling additional performances.
A donation to the Allegro Scholarship Fund is appreciated.
Please submit the form below if interested in having one of our ensembles perform for your event. We will contact you.
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