Andrew Hauze ’04
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. He also organizes a Lab Orchestra for student conductors.
Andrew's recent projects at Swarthmore have included regular Halloween performances as an improvising organist for the silent films The Phantom of the Opera and Nosferatu; performances as piano soloist in Mozart's Mozart’s Triple Piano Concerto, K. 242 and Piano Concerto no. 12, K. 414, both with Chamber Orchestra First Editions; 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's Rhapsody 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 participates in 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 90 young musicians, most of whom are in high school. Andrew leads three concerts a year with DCYO, and with DCYO he has recently collaborated with soloists Jennifer Montone, Marcantonio Barone, Randall Scarlata, David Kim, Lio Kuokman, and Udi Bar-David.
Andrew 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. In August 2018 he conducted Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti at Twickenham Fest in Huntsville, Alabama. 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. He has also frequently collaborated as a guest pianist and conductor with Astral Artists. With Astral Artists he has conducted concert arias by Mozart, Oliver Knussen's Hums and Songs of Winnie the Pooh, and the Philadelphia premiere of Osvaldo Golijov's Ayre. He has also been a regular panelist for Astral's National Auditions.
Previously active as an organist and choral conductor, Andrew Hauze holds the Fellowship and Choirmaster certifications from the American Guild of Organists. He received the Associate, Fellowship, and S. Louis Elmer Awards from the AGO.
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.