Andrea Dorothy Wicha is the music specialist at Ecole Dieppe School and the Choral Specialist at Shaftesbury High School in the Pembina Trails School Division, Winnipeg, Manitoba. She is also the director of the Choraliers program for Gr. 4 and 5 girls in Pembina Trails Voices, the divisional honour choir. Previously, she piloted the successful Nova program for Kindergarten and Grade 1 students and she also began the Minnesinger program for the then Assiniboine South Youth Choir in the fall of 2000. Andrea’s choirs have won numerous awards at the Winnipeg Music Festival and have made guest appearances with the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and the Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir. She is a requested adjudicator, guest conductor and clinician.
Andrea graduated from Brandon University with the Gold Medal and has instructed violin, piano, voice and theory privately. She has her Orff Specialist certificate from the University of Manitoba. She completed her Masters of Music at the University of Manitoba, specializing in choral conducting.
Andrea and her husband Werner have been blessed with three wonderful children; Benjamin, Daniel and Alexandria. Andrea loves music and enjoys watching her children and students develop their abilities, confidence and enthusiasm as they make music together.