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2023 Adjudicator

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Andrew Bortz

Andrew is a sought-after conductor, singer, composer, pianist, and music educator. He is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in choral conducting from the University of Alberta and is the conductor of the Edmonton Youth Choir. Before moving to Edmonton to continue his conducting studies, Andrew was the founder and artistic director of Aurora Chamber Choir and the assistant conductor for Vancouver’s Phoenix Chamber Choir and Chrysalis Vocal Ensemble. As an accompanist, Andrew is known for his sensitive and intuitive music making and has collaborated with high school, collegiate, and community choirs across the United States and Canada. He has recently sung professionally with Vancouver-based musica intima, The Vancouver Chamber Choir, and Edmonton’s Pro Coro Canada. He also enjoys working as a guest conductor and adjudicator throughout the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada. Andrew received a Master of Music degree in choral conducting from the University of British Columbia. His previous studies include a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington where he studied voice, composition, and piano.

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