Andrew Walker

Birth / Death Dates
b. 1955

Andrew Walker was born, raised, and educated in England, where he sang with Portsmouth Cathedral Choir, and earned a music degree from the University of London. He emigrated to the United States in 1977. He worked first at Grace Episcopal Church, Ocala, Florida, and since 1980, has been the Director of Music at St. Michael's Episcopal Church, Orlando. His music is published by the Royal School of Church Music and Paraclete Press, and he has directed choir camps (including several RSCMA Summer Courses), Elderhostels, and workshops throughout the South-Eastern United States. At St. Michael's he directs a very active Music Department of over 90 members involved in five different performing groups, incorporating ages from 6 months through retirees, and a concert series. The choir has made six trips to the UK since 1984, singing in residence at St. Paul's Cathedral, London, for the most recent trips. From 1996 through 2002 he was the Music Director of the Bach Festival of Central Florida. In 2009 he was elected to serve a term on the national board of The Royal School of Church Music in America, and in August 2010 was elected as President-Elect of that Organization. He is married to Gladys van den Berg, has three daughters, and one granddaughter.