Andrew Jonathan Welch, Assistant Director and Keyboard Artist
Pianist, Conductor and Composer Andrew Jonathan Welch currently enjoys a varied professional career that sees him regularly performing with members of the Baltimore, Maryland, National Symphony, and National Philharmonic Orchestras in venues including the Kennedy Center, the Smithsonian, local embassies and universities. Highlights of his 2016-2017 season included performances on series at the Church of the Epiphany, Shepherdstown University, National Park Seminary, and the Riderwood Chapel, as well as a North American-premiere of a work by Benjamin Britten. At home as both a soloist and collaborator, Andrew’s recital partners have included such notable local artists as Carmen Balthrop, Quintango, and Noah Getz, with whom he has recorded for Albany Records.
In addition to his work with the Chorale, Andrew serves as artistic director of the JFF Singers, a Chevy Chase-based singing group, and as Director of Music Ministry at historic Dumbarton United Methodist Church in Georgetown. Andrew is also a dedicated piano teacher whose studio comprises students of all ages and abilities. His own teachers number among the eminent pianists of our time and include Rita Sloan and Yuliya Gorenman. He has studied as a collaborative piano fellow at the Aspen Music Festival and is a graduate of the University of Maryland and American University, where he earned the university’s prestigious Evelyn Swarthout Hayes Award.