Associate Professor of Music Performance
Director of Choral Activities
Andrew Crow joined the Ball State University faculty in 2009. As Director of Choral Activities, he leads the Ball State Statesmen and the Chamber Choir. Crow also teaches conducting and choral literature and supervises the choral graduate conducting program for students pursuing the degrees Doctor of Arts or Master of Music. A graduate of the University of Minnesota, he earned the degree Doctor of Musical Arts in Conducting, including studies with choral, orchestral, and wind ensembles. Following studies at Temple University, where he earned the degree Master of Music in Choral Conducting in studies with Alan Harler, he taught at Rutgers University in Camden, New Jersey. As an undergraduate at The Ohio State University, Dr. Crow toured widely with the renowned Men's Glee Club under the direction of James Gallagher and performed frequently with Robert Shaw, seminal influences for a life in choral music.
In the summer of 2008, Crow traveled to Austria on a research fellowship to explore church architecture relating to composer Anton Bruckner, whose Mass in E Minor served as the topic of his doctoral dissertation. Since the summer of 2011, he has led an intergenerational choir for a project called Musica in Situ that annually tours to perform choral music in historic and interesting architectural spaces. Some unusual concert venues include a space observatory, a library, and county courthouses in addition to numerous beautiful houses for worship. In 2014 and 2015 Musica in Situ was taught as an Immersive Learning course at Ball State for students from the School of Music and the College of Architecture and Planning.
In 2013, Dr. Crow was selected to become the Artistic Director of Muncie’s Masterworks Chorale, a community chorus of 60 members that annually presents a four-concert season, focusing on the core canon of choral repertoire, especially choral/symphonic works. Crow is also an experienced singer, orchestral conductor, piano technician, and dedicated church musician, currently Director of Music at High Street United Methodist Church in Muncie, Indiana. He has previously served prominent churches in Philadelphia and Minneapolis. As a singer, he performed regularly with Apollo’s Fire, Cleveland’s professional baroque ensemble during his tenure there. In December 2012, Crow made his debut conducting the Muncie Symphony Orchestra for their holiday pops concert.
Dr. Crow has been active with professional organizations in choral music, serving on state and national boards for the American Choral Directors Association and the National Collegiate Choral Organization. He is currently Associate Editor overseeing book reviews for The Choral Scholar. He has presented sessions on several topics at national and regional conventions for both organizations. Other prominent performances and presentations include the Intercollegiate Men’s Choruses national seminar (2012 and selected for 2016), the National Collegiate Choral Organization national conference (2011), and the ACDA Central Division conference (2010 and selected for 2016). He has written several articles for the series Teaching Music through Performance in Choir from GIA Publications. He is passionate about male-voice ensembles and his writing and research interests include the intersection of music with other disciplines.