Andrew T. Minear is Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at the University of Alabama where he conducts University Singers and University Chorus, oversees the graduate choral conducting program, and teaches courses in conducting and choral literature. Dr. Minear’s dedication to students and passion for expressive music-making have been cultivated through two decades of experience in children’s, church, community, middle school, high school, collegiate, and professional choral settings.
With appearances across the United States, Dr. Minear is an active conductor, choral clinician, adjudicator, and conference presenter. Recent or upcoming conducting engagements include the National Concert Chorus in Carnegie Hall, Music and Worship Arts weeks in Lake Junaluska and Montreat, and all-state choirs in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, and North Carolina. He has conducted multiple summers at the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan and led the Florida Ambassadors of Music on performance tours of Europe. He has also conducted in the countries of Georgia and Indonesia, and in the summer of 2020, Dr. Minear will teach a conducting masterclass at the Seoul Oratorio Festival in South Korea and present his research on choral literature at the 12thWorld Symposium on Choral Music in Auckland, New Zealand.
Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Alabama, Minear pursued a doctorate degree in choral conducting at Michigan State University. He served as the director of the MSU Campus Choir and assistant director of the MSU Men’s Glee Club. Over the course of a twelve-year career in the Orlando-area public schools, Andrew Minear taught middle school and high school Chorus, Music History, Keyboard, Musical Theater, and AP Music Theory. He has led church choirs in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and Michigan.
Dr. Minear received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in choral conducting from Michigan State University and his Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Music Education from Florida State University. For choral music resources, or to be in touch, visit www.andrewminear.com.
Register for the Youth Division at Music & Arts Week if you are entering grades 7-12 or you graduated from high school in 2020. If you are entering the 7th grade, you may opt to register for the Children's Division instead if you so desire.
Guitar, signing, art, instrumentals, handbells, men's ensemble, women's ensemble, drama, photography, newspaper, dance, banners, and possibly others.
Note: Art and Banners require an extra fee of $15
Bible, good attitude, comfy clothes and shoes, bug spray, toiletries, towels, sleeping bag (or sheets and blanket), pillow, swim suit, sunscreen, and paper and pencil. You can also bring other items for classes such as a musical instrument or a camera. You need to bring appropriate clothes and shoes if you want to participate in the ropes course, hiking, canoeing, or other outdoor activities during free-time. Youth campers need to bring "Sunday" clothes to wear for the concert.