Associate in Performance, Music
Lang Music Building 405
A conductor, pianist, and organist, Andrew Hauze has taught at Swarthmore since 2006. He directs the College Orchestra and Wind Ensemble, teaches classes in conducting, orchestration, and music theory, and serves as the college's Concert Manager.
Andrew's recent projects at Swarthmore include a performance as pianist in Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue with the Swarthmore Wind Ensemble (conducted by a Swarthmore conducting student), and a collaboration with the pianist Marcantonio Barone in Brahms's Second Piano Concerto 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 helps to organize chamber music flash mobs across the campus.
Andrew Hauze frequently collaborates as a guest pianist and conductor with Astral Artists. He was honored to conduct concert arias by Mozart for Astral's 20th Anniversary Gala in Perelman Theater in 2012, and will conduct works by Osvaldo Golijov and Oliver Knussen during Astral's 2013-2014 concert season. He particularly enjoys collaborating as a pianist with Astral Community Engagement, performing with Astral Artists in schools and retirement communities throughout the Philadelphia area.
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.