AnDréa James currently resides in St. Charles, Illinois, where she is a wife, mother, private voice and piano instructor, and professional singer.
AnDréa recently completed her Masters Degree in Vocal Performance at Northern Illinois University, where she received the Outstanding Graduate Student award (2014-15), and was a winner of the NIU Philharmonic Concerto Competition (2015).
She currently teaches at Hix Bros. Music in Batavia and St. Charles East High School, and is adjunct voice faculty at Waubonsee Community College. She also sings with the St. Charles Singers who recently toured England and whose recordings can often be heard on WFMT and Siruis XM Radio.
AnDréa graduated from Augustana College (Rock Island) in 2004 with her BA in Vocal Performance and German. From 2005-2007, she was a member of the voice faculty at Naugatuck Valley Community College in Connecticut where she established an opera program. Since 2000, her operatic roles include Adina (L’Elisir D’Amore), Adele (Die Fledermaus), Edith, (Pirates of Penzance), Suor Genevieve (Suor Angelica) and numerous operatic scenes as well as many oratorio solos.
AnDréa spent 2002-2003 studying at the Üniversität Passau, in Passau, Germany, where she also sang in the Südostbayerisches Theater as a chorus member in Madama Butterfly, Die Lustige Witwe, and Der Rosenkavalier. While in Germany, she was a soloist with the Passauer Domchor.
Over the past ten years AnDréa has held many different teaching, accompanying, conducting and directing positions at churches and schools. For a complete CV, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.