Andrew Kreckmann

Andrew Kreckmann joined the Henderson State University faculty in late August 2015. Prior to HSU, Andrew served as Interim Director of Choral Studies at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. While in Detroit, Andrew conducted three of Wayne's choirs, Ear Training I-IV, Piano Skills, and oversaw the choral conducting graduate program, which included conducting, choral literature, and degree recitals.

Before going to WSU, Andrew completed his DMA in Choral Conducting at Texas Tech University with Richard Bjella. He also taught several courses and choirs at TTU and served as Director of Music Ministries to St. John's United Methodist Church in Lubbock, Texas. Andrew's earlier studies include a Master's degree in Choral Conducting from Michigan State University as well as a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the University of Delaware. 

Prior to attending graduate school, Andrew served as Director of Choral Activities to over 200 students at Morris Knolls High School in Rockaway, NJ. During this time, he also served as president or board member to several county, regional and all-state boards in New Jersey. He was also named Teacher of the Year in 2008.

Throughout his career, Andrew has also served as an accompanist, guest conductor, and clinician to numerous honor choirs throughout New Jersey, Delaware, Michigan and Texas. His choirs have toured across the US and Europe. Andrew has also had the privilege of serving as chorus master to several major opera productions.

He is honored and excited to be a part of the music faculty and looks forward to continuing a strong excellence of choral singing at Henderson. Besides the beautiful campus and talented students, he will definitely not miss the cold winters of Michigan!