Director of Music
Andrew H. Yeargin maintains an extensive career as a recitalist, accompanist, conductor and church musician. A native of Raleigh, North Carolina, Andrew is presently a candidate for the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in organ and musicology at the Manhattan School of Music, where he previously completed graduate studies under the tutelage of McNeil Robinson. Andrew is also an alumnus of Westminster Choir College in Princeton, N.J., where he studied organ with Matthew Lewis and Diane Meredith Belcher, and conducting with Sun Min Lee and James Jordan.
Andrew has performed throughout the eastern United States, as well as in Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Germany and in the Caribbean. He has been identified as demonstrating “a level of accomplishment that augurs well for the future of organ recitals in this country” (The American Organist, October 2008) and “gives hope that there are people out there to keep the flame alight in the fields of church music and organ performance” (The Bombarde, August 2007). He has frequently appeared on the noonday recital series at Duke University Chapel and has recorded for the radio program Pipedreams Live! on American Public Media. In 2009, Andrew was the recipient of a grant from the Bedient Organ Company and the Florence Gould Foundation to study and perform on historic instruments of the 18th and 19th centuries in France. Andrew has participated in many competitions of international renown, most notably the American Guild of Organists Regional Competition sponsored by Quimby Pipe Organs, Inc., in which he was awarded first prize in 2007 and was a featured artist at two summer conventions of the Guild.
An active church musician, Andrew is currently Organist and Choirmaster at Christ Church (Episcopal) in Manhasset, NY, where he oversees two choirs consisting of professional and volunteer adults as well as choristers ages 8 to 18. He is also Cantor and Assisting Organist at the Church of the Holy Trinity (Roman Catholic) on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, and organist of Congregation Shir Ami in Greenwich, Connecticut. Previously, Andrew completed a tenure as Organ Scholar at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in New York, and served on the teaching faculties of the United Choir School in New Haven and Princeton Theological Seminary. As an accompanist he frequently collaborates with such organizations as the St. George’s Choral Society (NYC), the Lakeland Chorale (NJ) and the Elm City Girls’ Choir (New Haven). Andrew is active as a member of the American Guild of Organists, currently serving as a member of the Board of Directors for the Guild’s New York City Chapter.
1355 Northern Boulevard
Manhasset, New York 11030
Phone: (516) 627-2184
Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs. Psalm 150:4
October 3, 2013