Andrea Drury is beginning her 9th year as Conductor of the Philharmonic Chorus and is happy to end it with in-person singing! She is currently the Fine Arts Specialist for Choral and General Music and Theatre for the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation. Prior to this, she taught applied voice at the University of Evansville and the University of Southern Indiana for two years.
Mrs. Drury was the conductor of the North High School Choral Department from 2005-2015 where her choirs placed in the top ten at the state competition for nine of her ten years.
In 2014, Mrs. Drury and her husband were awarded the Artist Award presented by the Arts Council of Southwest Indiana. Mrs. Drury has been nominated for the Evansville Courier and Press Teacher of the Year award two times. She serves on the ISSMA Organizational Committee for the state of Indiana as the Administrative Representative for Zone. She currently is the Area 7 Representative for the Indiana Music Education Association and is the President-Elect for the Indiana Choral Directors Association. Before diving into the choral world, Mrs. Drury sang with opera companies and symphonies around the country. She still occasionally joins local groups as a soprano soloist.
Hailing from the state of Texas, Mrs. Drury received her Bachelor of Music Education from Baylor University in 1996 and her Master of Music in Vocal Performance from The Ohio State University in 2000. Mrs. Drury is blessed with a wonderful and supporting husband and two amazing sons.