Andrea Veal (soprano) received an MA in music history and a BA in vocal performance from the University of New Hampshire. She has performed with the Handel and Haydn Society, Boston Baroque, Melopeo, Capella Alamire, and The Musicians of Wall Street, among others. She can be heard on the Dünya label CD, “The Language of the Birds." She was the longtime soloist at the First Church of Christ, Scientist in Portsmouth, NH until the church's closure in 2020. Her solo oratorio work includes Handel's Messiah, Bach’s St. John Passion, Mozart’s Mass in C Major and Regina Coeli, Beethoven’s Mass in C, Rutter’s Requiem, and Schubert’s Mass in G, among others. Opera roles include Serpina in Pergolesi’s La Serva Padrona and Una della Ingrate in Monteverdi’s Il Ballo della Ingrata, as well as extensive scene work in recital. Aside from opera and art song, Andrea also enjoys singing bluegrass and Americana music.
Andrea directs the Andrea Veal Voice Studio in Rochester, NH, and is also on the the faculty of UNH’s Summer Youth Music School. She is a former faculty member of the University of New Hampshire, the Concord Community Music School, and MusicalArts of Exeter. She held the office of President of the Granite State chapter of NATS for eight years, and is the currently the chapter's webmaster and a Vice President of NATS Student Auditions, and a former NH/VT District Governor.
Andrea is an experienced and accomplished teacher committed to fostering musical talent in every student. She coaches music of all styles. She teaches children, high school students, college students, pre-professional singers, and adults. She has adjudicated for the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), the Music Teacher’s National Association (MTNA), and the New Hampshire Music Educators Association (NHMEA). Her students have played major roles in musical theater productions, been soloists in community choruses, participated in All-State chorus, placed in NATS auditions and pop/rock contests, and gone on to major in voice at respected universities.
Outside of her musical life, Andrea enjoys running, hiking, gardening, cooking, baking, and taking care of her chickens and rescue cat with her beekeeping husband at their home in Rochester, NH.