A conductor, pianist, and organist, Andrew Hauze has taught at Swarthmore since 2006. He directs the College Orchestra and Wind Ensemble, teaches the Musicianship sequence linked with the music theory program, and teaches conducting and orchestration.
Recent projects at Swarthmore included Sounds of Cinema, a screening of silent films and early documentaries with their soundtracks recreated live; Stravinsky’s Soldier and Other Tales, a collaboration between Orchestra 2001 and the Departments of Music & Dance and Theater, and the musical direction of a departmental production of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas. Past projects have included the organization of concert performances of Frank Loesser’s Guys and Dolls, featuring the premiere of Andrew’s new orchestrations created for the occasion; directing concert performances of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific for the College’s Sesquicentennial; two performances as pianist in Gershwin’sRhapsody in Blue with the Swarthmore Wind Ensemble(conducted by Swarthmore conducting students); and collaborations with violinist David Kim and pianist Marcantonio Barone (watch: Brahms’s Second Piano Concerto), both with the Swarthmore College Orchestra. Passionate about bringing live music to the Swarthmore community, he curates a series of informal lunchtime concerts in Parrish Parlors, and has helped to organize chamber music flash mobs across the campus.
In May 2014 Andrew Hauze was appointed Conductor and Music Director of the Delaware County Youth Orchestra, a selective group of 93 young musicians, most of whom are in high school. Andrew leads three concerts a year with DCYO.
Andrew frequently collaborates as a guest pianist and conductor with Astral Artists. He has conducted concert arias by Mozart and the Philadelphia premiere of Osvaldo Golijov’s Ayre in Perelman Theater, and in 2014 he conducted Oliver Knussen’s Hums and Songs of Winnie the Pooh. He particularly enjoys collaborating as a pianist with Astral Community Engagement, performing with Astral Artists in schools and retirement communities throughout the Philadelphia area. He serves on the Program and Education & Community Engagement committees, and on Astral’s National Auditions panel.
Andrew has a particular interest in vocal music. He was given his first experience as a vocal coach and accompanist by the late Julian Rodescu, who selected him as a pianist for the Florence Voice Seminar, a post that he held for four summers. He has conducted productions of Domenick Argento’s “Postcard from Morocco” at the Curtis Opera Theatre, and of Donizetti’s “L’Elisir d’amore” and Gluck’s “Orfeo ed Euridice” at Swarthmore College. He has also served as a vocal coach at the Bryn Mawr Conservatory of Music and for the CoOperative Program at Westminster Choir College.
Previously active as an organist and choral conductor, Andrew Hauze holds the Fellowship and Choirmaster certifications from the American Guild of Organists. In 2009 he received the Associate Prize from the AGO for highest national score on the Associate examination, and in 2011 he received the Fellowship prize and the S. Louis Elmer Award for highest national examination score overall.
Andrew graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music in 2007, where he majored in orchestral conducting. He received his B.A. in music from Swarthmore College and his A.A. from Bard College at Simon’s Rock. His principal teachers have included Dennis Sweigart, Shelly Moorman-Stahlman, Anne Chamberlain, Albert Sly, Marcantonio Barone, Otto-Werner Mueller, and Jeffrey Brillhart.