Musical Director

Andrew Howson

Andrew has been directing Vocalescence since it’s inception in 2009. Under his direction, Vocalescence has become one of Queensland and Australia’s premier a cappella women’s choruses winning many national awards along the way.

Andrew has been a singer and musician for over 25 years with more than 20 of them being involved in the Barbershop and a cappella art forms.

He has coached many choruses and quartets around Australia, New Zealand and in the USA.  He also has arranged charts for some of the top groups in the Barbershop Harmony Society and Sweet Adelines International.

Andrew is also the Music Director of Vocalescence's brother chorus, the men’s Nationally acclaimed, Sound Connection.

As a competitor, Andrew is one of Australia’s most decorated quartet and chorus medallists.  He has served both the Barbershop Harmony Australia and Sweet Adelines Australia organizations on their leadership and Education Faculty, is a certified Singing Judge in the Australasian Guild of Barbershop Judges and Dean of BHA’s Harmony Academy. He has a Diploma of Music and a Diploma of Sound Production and promotes Music Education all over Australia.

He shares his love of barbershop with his very involved and supportive family including his wife, Jen, and his children, Braden, Avery and Greyson.
 
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