Andrew W. Monath, Associate Conductor, earned a bachelor's degree in Music Education from Westminster Choir College and a Master of Arts degree in Integrated Arts Education from Arcadia University with a concentration in musical theater. He is currently on the program development staff of Distinguished Concerts International in New York, NY and is the Organist/Music Director at Arch Street United Methodist Church in Philadelphia, PA.
His teaching positions have included Choral and Drama/Musical Director at Lyndhurst High School in Bergen County, NJ, Choral Director and Drama Director at Highland Park Middle and High School and 12 years as a middle school Choral Director in the Cheltenham School District, where he built the choral program to over 300 voices and established a nationally renowned musical theater program for middle school students. His choirs have sung for festivals and community events and performed the national anthem at Citizen's Bank Park for a Phillies' game. He was the Organist/Music Director at Asbury United Methodist Church in Norristown, PA for 11 years, where he helped the Chancel Choir increase in numbers as well as established the Sanctuary Concert Series, formed the Youth Choir and a Community Outreach Choir.
In addition to his work in choral music, he has directed and produced over forty plays and musicals with middle school, high school and college-aged students. Mr. Monath has been an adjunct professor at Arcadia University where he taught "Acting Styles in Musical Theater" and served as Musical Director in the Theater Department.
Mr. Monath is a member of ACDA (American Choral Director's Association), MENC (Music Educator's National Conference), AGO (American Guild of Organists) and FUMWA (Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts). He resides in New Hope, PA and in his spare time enjoys Broadway, traveling, fine dining and roller coasters.