Picerne Family Foundation

Musical Visions - Picerne Family Foundation

• Corona del Mar High
   Vocal Music Program
Andrew Ball

Andrew Ball - Choral Director. Andrew holds a BA in music and a Teaching Credential from the University of California, Irvine, and is working to obtain a Masters of Performance in Choral Conducting from the California State University at Fullerton, where he is in his second year. During his education, Andrew has had the privilege to study with notable conductors such as Professor Joseph Huszti, Dr. Stephen Tucker at UCI, Professor Christopher Gravis, Dr. Robert Istad and Dr. Chris Peterson. Andrew Ball is currently based at Corona del Mar High School, where he is the Director of Vocal Music and conductor of the Corona del Mar Madrigal Singers. He has also been assisting with the direction of choirs at the University of California Irvine since 2008, where is currently a conductor of the University BATS Chorus, and functions as the Choir Director at Harbor Christian Church, where he has conducted since 2009.

In addition to his time teaching, Andrew performed with the UCI Men in Blaque from 2010 through the summer of 2014, with whom he participated in many festivals and competitions in multiple countries such as China, South Korea, Mexico, and Slovakia. He made his international debut as a conductor at the Bratislava Youth Festival in the summer of 2014, where he conducted the UCI University Choir, and received a Golden Band and Winner of the Musica Sacra a cappella Category. Andrew is currently singing with the CSUF University Singers under the baton of Professor Christopher Gravis and Dr. Robert Istad, with whom he traveled to Paris in Summer of 2015.

When not singing or conducting, Andrew enjoys geocaching, ultimate frisbee, and super hero movies. He fancies himself a bit of an eccentric, and Maurice, his puppet, agrees.