Andrew Howell, Organist and Choirmaster, received his Bachelor of Music in Music Education and Master of Music in Choral Conducting and Organ Performance from the University of Rhode Island. Andrew is currently Music Director of the 190-voice Chorus of Westerly, Director of the University Chorus at the University of Rhode Island, Organist and Choirmaster at St. James Episcopal Church in New London, Connecticut, and also serves as Music Director and Organist at the Watch Hill Chapel in Westerly, RI during the summer months. Andrew has worked with a number of choral organizations and churches in Rhode Island and Connecticut – as Music Director of the Stonington Choral Society, Organist and Choir Director of the Episcopal Cathedral in Providence, and Organist for the Anglican Singers. Beyond his work with established choral ensembles, Andrew regularly organizes groups of talented local singers as the St. James Festival Choir for concerts of sacred and secular choral music, both accompanied and a cappella. In 2009, Andrew co-founded the Eastern Connecticut Children’s Chorus for children ages 8 to 16 with the mission “to attain a high level of quality music making, while providing a foundation of music literacy and proper vocal technique to enable a life of musical enjoyment and choral appreciation for both our singers and the community in which we sing.” Andrew lives in Westerly, RI with his wife Emily and their three children: Sadie, Rowan, and Henry.