Andy Waggoner

Genres classical, jazz

Andy Waggoner

Since 2005, Andy has been the Conductor and Artistic Director for The Collinsville Chorale in the Metro-East St. Louis Area. 

Full time, he serves as Director of Worship Arts at Concord Trinity United Methodist Church in South St. Louis County. Previously, he served at The Gathering UMC in St. Louis, MO. Andy currently serves the Missouri Choral Director's Assocation as the State Repertoire and Standards (R&S) Chair in the area of Community Choirs. 

As a choral singer, he has been a member with the St. Louis Symphony Chorus and also the St. Louis Metro Singers, where he assisted in conducting. He currently serves the Missouri Choral Director's Association as the state Repertoire and Standards Chair in the area of Community Choir.

He has led workshops and leadership training in the areas of music, worship, church member involvement and as an educator, Teaching with Love and Logic. Under his direction, choirs have performed numerous concerts and appearances at such venues as the Cathedral Basilica, The Sheldon Concert Hall and several local churches and theatres. Andy made his Carnegie Hall conducting debut in the Fall of 2011 with works by Mack Wilberg. The concert featured over 200 singers and 50 members of the New England Symphony Orchestra.

As a soloist, Andy has performed concerts at churches all over the midwest as well as The Sheldon Concert Hall, Jazz at the Bistro, The Kranzberg Arts Center. He was also the tenor soloist with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra for the Holiday Pops Concerts in 2003.

Andy has participated in over 60 theater shows as an actor, director, musical director, producer and conductor and has presented hundreds of performances as a solo artist. He was nominated twice by Arts For Life, a St. Louis area theatre recognition guild, for his role in Jekyll and Hydeand for musically directing Suessical. In 2009, Andy was the Executive Producer of the Arts for Life Best Performance Awards at The Sheldon Concert Hall, an awards show celebrating community theater in St. Louis.

In 2009, Andy formed Bistro Cabaret and St. Louis Cabaret. Both companies produce cabarets and shows at The Bistro at Grand Center, The Kranzberg Arts Center and the Sheldon Concert Hall. Since it's inception in September of 2009, over 2500 people have attended his productions.

Andy has studied and taught private piano, voice, and conducting and has also lead community choral festivals. Andy is a member of the American Choral Director's Association, The Conductor’s Associations of Missouri, Illinois and Texas, Music Educator's National Conference, and The Fellowship of United Methodist Worship Arts.

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