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R e i m a g i n i n g O p e r a f o r K i d s ( R O K )
Andrew has volunteered his time as a website coordinator and skype piano teacher as a team member of Tunaweza Kimuziki (TK), an organization comprised primarily of American and Kenyan music educators. Thanks to the help of TK team members and the support of staff and faculty at Malone University, Andrew is thrilled that his skype piano student, Levi, will be attending Malone University in Canton, OH this coming fall as an undergraduate music student.
It would not be possible for Levi to attend an American university without the scholarships and financial assistance that he has so far acquired, and he still needs your help. To support Levi, click here:
"The all-encompassing mission of Tunaweza Kimuziki is to reinforce the importance of organic music making by encouraging music teachers and students to pursue their musical studies. The team promotes interactions between team members and music students, encourages Kenyan-US cultural exchange, and lays the groundwork for long-term community building among our constituent music, education, and service groups."
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From 2011-2013, Andrew served as a rehearsal pianist and accompanist for ROK, performing children's opera for thousands of children throughout Indiana and Missouri. In 2012-2013, he helped premiere composer Lauren Bernofsky's children's operetta, "Mooch the Magnificent."
"Led by Jacobs School of Music faculty coach Kimberly Carballo, and as a community partner in service learning for Indiana University students, ROK’s goal is two-fold: to introduce area children to opera through engaging first experiences as audience members, and to give developing professional musicians an opportunity to hone their performance skills. The musicians donate their preparation and performance time, and ROK provides free performances and curriculum guides to K-12 students."
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As a staff collaborative pianist, Andrew has worked three summers at the esteemed Interlochen Arts Camp, accompanying young student instrumentalists, private musical theater voice lessons, and the intermediate musical theater workshop. He has also coached beginning and intermediate level student chamber groups.
"Located in northwestern Michigan, Interlochen Center for the Arts offers arts education programs for students in grades 3-12 andadults of all ages."