Andrew Bortz is a sought-after conductor, singer, composer, pianist, and music educator. He is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in choral conducting from the University of Alberta. Before continuing his studies at the U of A, Andrew was the founder and artistic director of Aurora Chamber Choir, and also worked as the assistant conductor for Vancouver’s Phoenix Chamber Choir and Chrysalis Vocal Ensemble.
As an accompanist, Andrew is known for his sensitive and intuitive music-making, and has collaborated with high school, collegiate, and community choirs across the United States and Canada. In the past, he has sung with professional ensembles musica intima and Vancouver Chamber Choir. Andrew is currently a bass in Edmonton’s Pro Coro Canada.
Andrew received a Master of Music degree in choral conducting from the University of British Columbia in 2017, where he directed the Chamber Choir, Men’s Choir, and Women’s Choir. His previous studies include a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington where he studied voice, composition, and piano.