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“Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.” - Maya Angelou
Associate Conductor, Director of Chorale and Chorus
Home Town: Princeton, New Jersey
Andrew Megill is recognized as one the leading choral conductors of his generation, known for his passionate artistry and unusually wide-ranging repertoire, extending from early music to newly composed works. He has prepared choruses for performances with many leading orchestras, including the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, the National Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, and the Dresden Philharmonie, collaborating with conductors such as Pierre Boulez, Charles Dutoit, Rafael Fruhbeck du Burgos, Kurt Masur, and Kent Nagano.
Mr. Megill teaches at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ, and serves as Chef de choeur for the Montreal Symphony Orchestra and as Music Director of the Masterwork Chorus. He is especially admired for his work in Baroque music. He is Artistic Director of Fuma Sacra, one of America's finest ensembles specializing in early music, and frequently collaborates with leading Baroque specialists, including Masaaki Suzuki and Ton Koopman. Mr Megill has been a guest conductor at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, the Juilliard Opera Center, and Emmanuel Music (Boston), and served as interim choirmaster for Trinity Church (Wall Street) in Manhattan.His repertoire extends from early music to newly commissioned works. He has conducted regional or world premieres of works by Caleb Burhans, Paul Chihara, Sven-David Sändstrom, Lewis Spratlan, Stephen Stuckey, Jon Magnussen, and Arvo Pärt and has collaborated with the Mark Morris Dance Company, folk singer Judy Collins, puppeteer Basil Twist, and filmmaker Ridley Scott.
“The singing is joyful, the articulation is sheer perfection...” - Peggy Conkling, Intermission Magazine
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