Andy Campbell, Music Director
Andy Campbell, director of music at Brewster Academy, has dedicated a large part of his teaching career to the study and performance of choral music. He has done extensive research into English choral music of the Tudor period, focusing on the music of 16th century composer Thomas Tallis. Highlights of Mr. Campbell's recordings of this period include the music of William Cornysh for the Norton Anthology of Western Music and Tallis' Salve Intemerata Virgo, for which he created a new performing edition. Other recordings of his choruses can be heard on NiveusŪ records.
Mr. Campbell began his musical training at an early age and had professional engagements as a singer, pianist, and church organist by high school. Earning a bachelor's degree in composition and theory, he focused on choral music and in 1984 created the award-winning Huntington Chamber Chorus in Boston. He received the Master of Music and Master of Musical Arts degrees from the Yale School of Music, where he was the recipient of the Phillip Nelson Prize and the Marshall Bartholemew and Charles Ives Scholarships for excellence in choral conducting. While at Yale, he served as assistant conductor for the Yale Glee Club and the Yale Camerata. As conductor of Yale University's Battell Chapel Choir, he appeared on a CBS special.
Before coming to Brewster Academy in 1993, Mr. Campbell served as director of choral music at the Santa Barbara Conservatory of Music and Arts, the Cate School, and the Vocal Institute of the University of California at Santa Barbara. In the summer of 2002, he served on the voice faculty of the Heifetz International Music Institute, which was in residence at Brewster. He directs a wide range of choral music and has appeared in concert with his choirs throughout the United States and Great Britain.
For several years, Brewster students have sung under Mr. Campbell's baton in the Clearlakes Chorale, Wolfeboro's community chorus. HOWL was formed in the fall of 1999 with an eye toward creating a new all-student chorus at Brewster. In its first year, this new chorus won a silver medal at the 2000 New York Music Festival, and in April 2003 HOWL performed Francis Poulenc's Gloria in New York City's Carnegie Hall with John Rutter conducting.