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Mitos Andaya


Vocal Arts


    • B.M.E.   K-12 Certification, University of Northern Colorado
      M.M.     Choral Conducting, University of Kansas
      D.M.A.  Choral Conducting, University of Kansas

      Mitos Andaya Hart teaches undergraduate conducting, graduate choral literature, assists with graduate conducting, and directs the Temple University Singers. Prior to her appointment at Temple, she served as Associate Director of Choral Activities at the University of Georgia where she directed ensembles in early music, jazz, women’s, chamber, and symphonic chorus repertoire. There she was awarded one of the university’s highest honors, the Richard B. Russell Undergraduate Teaching Award, and twice received the Student Government Association Award for “Outstanding Commitment to Students and Academic Excellence.”

      Andaya Hart has taught choral and jazz at the university level in the United States, South Africa, and Australia. She served as guest conductor of the Netherlands Chamber Choir in Amsterdam and Arnhem in 2007; conducted the Eric Ericson Chamber Choir in concert at the Lund International Choral Festival in Sweden; and conducted the Netherlands Chamber Choir, Netherlands Radio Chorus, in Haarlem in 2005. She conducted at the 2005 Transient Glory Choral and Chamber Music Festival in New York and worked with Pulitzer Prize winning-composer, David Del Tredici. In 2004, she prepared ensembles for the BBC Philharmonic conductor/Scottish composer, James MacMillan, for his Georgia residency. She was selected to study with Marin Alsop at the Colorado Symphony Orchestra Workshop in 2003, Helmuth Rilling at the Oregon Bach Festival in 2003 and 2004, Simon Halsey and André Thomas in Haarlem, Netherlands in 2005, and Frieder Bernius in Varese, Italy in 2006. Her conducting teachers at the University of Kansas were Simon Carrington and orchestral conductor, Brian Priestman.

      Her ensembles have been invited to perform throughout the United States such as at the Boston Early Music Festival, Southern American Choral Directors Association Conference, and the UNC/Greeley Jazz Festival. Her choirs have also traveled and performed in England, Scotland, Germany, Austria, Italy, Portugal and Spain. She has been a member of the conducting faculty of the Westminster Chamber Choir with Westminster Choir College of Rider University since 2007, and has served as a member of the judges panel for the International A Cappella Festival in Leipzig, Germany. In 2010, she served as clinician and guest conductor for the First Kenyan Choral Directors National Conference hosted by Moi University in Eldoret, Kenya. She continues to serve as a clinician, adjudicator, and guest conductor for honor choruses, all-state choirs, and festivals.

      Andaya Hart has Renaissance and other editions published with Alliance Music Publications, and jazz compositions and arrangements with UNC Jazz Press and Hal Leonard.  She served as the chair for Jazz Repertoire and Standards for the Georgia American Choral Directors Association, is active in the American Choral Directors Association and International Federation of Choral Music, and currently serves as President-Elect of the National Collegiate Choral Organization (NCCO).

    • Past Engagements

      July 7-19, 2013  Westminster Chamber Choir and Summer Choral Festival, Westminster Choir College, Rider University, Princeton, NJ 

      July 8-12, 2013  Temple Sings Summer Conducting Workshop, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 

      June 8-16, 2013 Simon Carrington Chamber Singers, Kansas City, MO and Lawrence, KS 

      May 3-4, 2013 Choral Adjudicator and Clinician, Festival Disney, Orlando, FL 

      May 1, 2013   Temple University Singers in Concert, TU Choirs Concert, Temple Performing Arts Center 

      April 11-13, 2013  Choral Adjudicator and Clinician, Festival Disney, Orlando, FL 

      April 8, 2013  Adjudicator and Clinician at Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 12 Choral Festival,  Immaculata University, PA 

      April 5, 2013  Adjudicator/Clinician for Jazz, Madrigal Ensembles Festival Disney, Orlando, FL

      March 24, 2013  Combined Temple Choirs with the Temple University Symphony Orchestra at the Kimmel Center

      March 12-16,  2013  American Choral Directors Association National Conference, Dallas, TX

      February 27, 2013  Temple University Singers in Concert, TU Choirs Concert, Temple Performing Arts Center

      February 18, 2013  Guest Conductor, Philadelphia Young Musicians Festival, Philadelphia, PA

      February 12, 2013  Adjudicator, Quakertown International Choral Festival, Quakertown, PA

      February 2, 2013  Judge for Concerto Competition, Haverford College, Bryn Mawr, PA


      Dr. Andaya had two publications that were performed, edition of Audivi vocem de caelo by John Sheppard (Alliance Music Publishers) and an arrangement of Rogers and Hammerstein’s ‘My Favorite Things’ (Hal Leonard).

      Past Engagements:
      January 10-12, 2013  Conductor of the Florida All-State Women’s Chorus,  Florida Vocal Association and Florida Music Educators Association Conference, Tampa, FL
      December 2, 2012  Temple University Singers at the 32nd Annual Christmas Musical, Historic St. George’s Church, Philadelphia, PA
      November 28, 2012   Temple University Singers with the Gjeilo Project Dancers in the Ola Gjeilo Residency (Nov. 26-28) , Temple Performance Arts Center
      October 24, 2012  Temple University Singers in Concert, TU Choirs Concert, Temple Performing Arts Center
      October 19-20, 2012  Pennsylvania American Choral Directors Association Conference, On-Site Liason for Undergraduate Conducting Competition, York, PA
      September 13-14, 2012  “James MacMillan and the Musical Modes of Mary and the Cross” : Sacred Music Conference at Notre Dame.  Conductor and presenter, with composers Daniel Elder and Frank LaRocca.  University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN