A native of Olathe, Kansas, Aurelia Andrews is a highly sought after vocal pianist.
She is an alumna of LA Opera's young artist program, serving as pianist for The Tales of Hoffmann, The Abduction from the Seraglio and Akhnaten during the 2016/17 season and for The Pearl Fishers, Candide, Orpheus and Eurydice and Rigoletto during the 2017/18 season.
In recent seasons, she has worked regularly with the Glimmerglass Festival. For the 2020 festival (cancelled due to the pandemic), she was scheduled to conduct The Jungle Book, a new opera by Kamala Sankaram and Kelley Rourke.
Aurelia was a pianist for the Butler Opera Center’s productions of Ariadne auf Naxos, Into the Woods, The Marriage of Figaro, Hansel and Gretel, Heggie’s Three Decembers and Dialogues des Carmélites. She has performed in master classes for Warren Jones, Martin Katz, Donald Palumbo, and Margo Garrett, composer Jake Heggie and director Paul Curran, as well as renowned teachers Stephen King, Steve Smith, Vinson Cole, and Darrell Babidge.
In Arezzo, Italy, as a coaching fellow with Oberlin in Italy, Aurelia coached La finta giardiniera, Don Giovanni and L’elisir d’amore, and worked with coaches Enza Ferrari and Danielle Orlando. She has also been a participant in the Aspen Music Festival where she studied under Anne Epperson.
Prior to her graduate work, Aurelia served as the musical director for Brigham Young University’s productions of The Mikado and Béatrice et Bénédict, assistant coach for The Magic Flute and musical director for Utah Lyric Opera’s Cosí fan tutte.
She received a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Brigham Young University, and a Masters of Music in Opera Coaching from the University of Texas at Austin.