Andrew Seifert has been pleased to serve the Bellevue Girlchoir in a variety of roles since its creation. He had an integral role in the organization's formation as the inaugural Choir Administrator and Lead Accompanist. Now, as Artist-In-Residence, Andrew's primary duties include the creation of original compositions and arrangements for the choirs, orchestrations for accompanying solo instruments and small ensembles, and musical consultancy with the entire artistic staff.
In demand as a musical and theatrical artist, Andrew holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Chapman University (Orange, CA) and a Master of Music degree and Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from the University of Washington (Seattle, WA). He is equally happy sharing the stage with professional and amateur musicians and enjoys collaborating with singers and instrumentalists of all levels during recital appearances, theatrical events, competitions, and educational workshops. As a pianist, he has long been associated with two of the Pacific Northwest's premiere youth choirs, the Bellevue Girlchoir and the Northwest Girlchoir, joining the choirs throughout the Northwest and in Australia, Finland, Estonia, England, and France. As an educator, Andrew has been honored to return to both of his alumnus universities: as a visiting professor of conducting and guest conductor of the University Singers at Chapman University and as a guest lecturer for the opera workshop at the University of Washington. He has also taught musical theory and is a proponent of student compositions and the performance of less-known and modern works. Andrew began his operatic directing career with four seasons at the Jarvis Conservatory (Napa, CA), the only professional Spanish operetta theater in the United States. He has directed numerous productions for Northwest universities and colleges and professional companies in the United States and abroad. Andrew also currently serves as Director of Music at St. Thomas More Parish (Lynnwood, WA), overseeing eight musically diverse ensembles.