Andrew Romanick is an Artist in Residence on faculty at University of Washington as a collaborative pianist and opera coach. Romanick has performed in over 30 collaborative instrumental and vocal recitals. Highlights as a rehearsal pianist include for Northwest Operas in Schools Etc. (NOISE) in Seattle, the Canto summer voice festival in Louisville, Pacific Northwest Opera, and Music in the Marche in Mondavio, Italy. He performed with Broadway’s Zachary James in the 2019 Hoku Concert Series in Kona, Hawaii. Romanick has performed virtually with SPU faculty Chérie Hughes in the Barcelona Festival of Song in 2021, with Darrell J. Jordan in 2022 in recitals hosted by Tacoma Opera and Wilmington Opera in Delaware.

A Washington native, Romanick earned his Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance and Pedagogy at Washington State University, studying with Dr. Jeffrey Savage and Dr. Karen Savage. After completing his Master’s degree in piano performance at Northwestern University, studying with Alan Chow, Romanick returned to the Seattle area to earn his Doctorate of Musical Arts from University of Washington, where he studied with Dr. Robin McCabe. His thesis, Dictators and their Puppets: Musicians who advocated for musical integrity in twentieth-century regimes, explored the difficult relationships between composers and dictators in Germany, Russia, and China. 

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