Conductor, teacher, and composer, Andrea Ramsey serves as the associate director of choral studies and assistant professor of conducting at the University of Colorado Boulder. She conducts the University Choir and Menís Chorus and teaches undergraduate and graduate conducting. Prior to her appointment at CU, she held an appointment in choral music education at the Ohio State University. Earning a doctorate from Michigan State University, Ramsey studied conducting with David Rayl, Sandra Snow, and Jonathan Reed. Prior to university teaching, she had considerable public school and childrenís choir teaching experience.
An ASCAP Plus award-winning composer, Ramsey has over 70 published choral works in print. In demand for regular commissioned works, she also enjoys guest residencies with choirs and continues to serve as composer-in-residence for the Allegro Choirs of Kansas City with whom she has toured Austria, the Czech Republic, and Italy. Ramsey is honored to guest conduct all-state and honor choruses and to present sessions of interest to conductors and music educators across the United States and Canada.
A native Arkansan, Andrea has ten years of teaching experience - eight of which took place in the Bentonville Public School district in Northwest Arkansas where her Washington Junior High School choral program grew to include approximately 375 students in grades 7-8. The choirs were twice invited to perform for the Arkansas All-State Music Conference. As co-founder of the Bentonville Children's Choir, she spent three years directing the organization's touring choir, Cantus.
A regularly commissioned composer, her works are published with Boosey & Hawkes, Hal Leonard, Colla Voce, Alliance, Santa Barbara, Pavane and BriLee Music. Her catalog includes works ranging from those appropriate for beginning children's choruses to advanced collegiate ensembles. She enjoys work as a presenter and clinician for children's, middle level, high school and collegiate choirs.
Conductor, teacher, and composer, Dr. Andrea Ramsey serves as associate director of choral studies and assistant professor of conducting at the University of Colorado Boulder. She conducts the University Choir and Menís Chorus and teaches undergraduate and graduate conducting. She is an ASCAP Plus award winner with over 70 choral works in print.