Dr. Andrew Withington has a PhD in Music (Choral Pedagogy) and a Master of Music degree with First Class Honours in Performance (Choral Conducting). The title of his doctoral thesis is Enhancing Choral Intonation in Unaccompanied Tonal Music: A Curriculum and Pedagogical Approach to Teach Choirs to Sing in Just Intonation.
Andrew was the Director of the University of Canterbury Chamber Choir, Consortia (2013-16), and lectured in conducting (2014-16). He is currently the Artistic Director of the New Zealand Secondary Students’ Choir, a position he has held since 2008.
Andrew has adjudicated and run choral clinics both in New Zealand and internationally, and is an advisor for the New Zealand Choral Federation and the International Choral Kathaumixw.