Andrew Alvarez

Andrew Alvarez

Summary

Choral Music Professional

Choral educator recognized for awarding winning choral music programs giving each student an individualized music education, as well as enabling them to discover and nourish their musical gifts.

Work History

Work History
Jun 2007 - Jun 2011

JSerra Catholic High School

Director of Choral Activities

·Established choral music program consisting of Chamber Choir, Advanced Women’s Ensemble, Men’s Ensemble, and Beginning Girls Choir

·The Chamber Choir and Women’s Ensemble were recognized as two of California’s premier choral ensembles receiving highest ratings at national, state, and regional festivals including 2009 and 2011 Heritage Festivals sweepstake awards and overall top scores

·Beginning Girls Choirs received consistent unanimous superior ratings at each SVCA festival attended

·Created self-funded choral music department by establishing a Booster club

·Conducted yearly choir tour including a performance for Pope Benedict XVI

·Frequent performances at Chapman University and USC Thornton School of Music invitational choral festivals

Student Educational Resource Program (SERP) Testing Coordinator

·Responsible for proctoring tests for students involved in SERP program

·Provided assistance to students with special needs including reading and analyzing assessment questions

Private Voice Coach, Various Cities, CA  1991–Present

·Responsible for instructing and preparing students for performances, recitals, and auditions

·Awards received include Rotary Club Young Artist of the Year winnersand First Place at Fresno State University Invitational vocal Competition

Eastside Christian Schools, Fullerton, CA1996–2006

Director of Choral Activities

·Established choral music program consisting of Chamber Choir, Women’s Ensemble, Men’s Ensemble , and Junior High Choir

·The Chamber Choir and Women’s Ensemble were recognized as two of California’s premier choral ensembles receiving highest ratings at state and regional festivals

· Frequent performances at Chapman University and USC Thornton School of Music invitational choral festivals

Musical Director

·Teamed with the Fine Arts Department staff to produce annual spring musicals

·Selected the repertoire and prepared the students vocally for productions

·Productions included Into the Woods, Beauty and the Beast, Sound of Music, and The Pirates of Penzance

Multiple Subject Classroom Teacher

·Visual and Performance Courses:Music Theory, Opera Workshop, Drama, and Voice Class

·Intra Department Subjects: Introductory Spanish and Business Communication

Bakersfield High School, Bakersfield, CA1994–1996

Choral Director

·Directed Men’s Choir, Women’s Choir, Women’s Ensemble, Concert Choir, and Chamber Choir

·Responsible for Broadway musicals including Working and Fame

·Received unanimous, superior ratings for the Concert Choir and Chamber Choir at all competitions

Bakersfield College, Bakersfield, CA1992–1995

Assistant Choral Director and Voice Coach

·Conducted sectional rehearsals

·Provided individual voice training

·Assisted in literature selection for each season

·Performed at the American Choral Directors Association National Convention

Additional Choral Music Positions

Long Beach Polytechnic High School, Long Beach, CA1991–1992

Assistant Choral Director and Voice Coach

Clovis West High School, Fresno, CA1990–1991

Assistant Choral Director and Voice Coach