released May 9, 2015
Dr. Andrew Childs serves currently as Associate
Dean and Chair of Humanities at St. Mary’s College,
and Assistant to the Director of Education for the United States
District, SSPX. Previously, he taught at the Yale University School
of Drama, Missouri State University, the Thames Valley Music
School at Connecticut College, and served as Managing
Coordinator of the Department of Voice and Opera at the Yale
School of Music. He earned his Bachelor of Music Degree from the
University of California, Irvine, and his Doctor of Musical Arts
degree from the University of Washington. A convert to the faith,
he was received into the Church at St. Thomas Aquinas seminary,
Winona, in 1996.
His scholarship includes analytical consideration of the music of American composer Charles Ives, and more recently, the
understanding of culture as a reflection of ideas, and the
importance of integrating substantive art into Catholic education.
As a professional performer, Dr. Childs has sung over one hundred
performances of nearly thirty operatic roles with established
companies throughout the US, and has sung with symphonies, orchestras, chamber and new music ensembles throughout the country. He made his Lincoln Center debut in the workshop performances of Glimmerglass Opera’s commissioned premiere trilogy “Central Park” in 1999. His numerous premieres include works by Pulitzer Prize winner Yehudi Wyner.
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