Dr. Andrea Ramsey enjoys a national presence as a composer, conductor, scholar, and music educator. Her teaching experiences range from work with adolescent and children’s voices to high school and collegiate singers. She regularly conducts all-state and divisional level honor choirs, festival events at Carnegie Hall, and is a principal conductor for the Pacific International Young Women’s Choral Festival in Eugene, Oregon. Before leaping into full time composing and guest conducting, Andrea held positions in choral music education and conducting at The Ohio State University, and the University of Colorado, respectively. An ASCAPlus award-winning composer with approximately 90 choral works in publication, she enjoys collaborations and residencies with choirs across the United States. As a scholar, she has published articles in the Choral Journal and the Journal of Research in Music Education, and has presented for state, divisional, and national conventions of the American Choral Directors Association, the 6th Annual International Symposium on Sociology in Music Education, and at the Phenomenon of Singing Symposium in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada. A native of Arkansas, she believes strongly in the power of choral music to create community, to provide a better understanding of humanity, and to impart rich opportunities for self-discovery.