mr. tom andrews
B.A., German and Organ Performance, Colorado State University
M.A., Sacred Music, University of Notre Dame
D.M.A. (in progress), Organ and Church Music, University of Kansas
Tom Andrews is a new resident to the Omaha area. He, his wife Amanda, and their newborn son, William, moved to St. Barnabas back in June, where he balances being a husband, father, music director at the church, and music teacher at the Academy.
Mr. Andrews is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts in Organ and Church Music from the University of Kansas, studying with Dr. Michael Bauer. He earned a Masters in Sacred Music from the University of Notre Dame, studying with Dr. Craig Cramer, and undergraduate degrees in German and Organ Performance from Colorado State University, studying with Dr. Joel Bacon. He is currently preparing for comprehensive exams in musicology and music theory, and researching the chorale preludes of German Romantic composer Moritz Brosig.
Mr. Andrews began studying music at age six with piano lessons, and kept practicing until he switched to organ in college. He has been involved in many choral groups, including the Notre Dame Liturgical Choir, the South Bend Chamber Singers, and being the assistant director of the Steiner Chorale. He is a current AGO member, and was a student in the world-famous Haarlem Organ Festival 2016, having studied with Guy Bovet and Wolfgang Zerer. Mr. Andrews looks forward to sharing his passion for music with the students of Chesterton Academy of Omaha.