Vocal instructor and lyric tenor Andrés Andrade is an active voice teacher and singer in New York City and is on the faculty at Queens College. He spent five years on the faculty of La Guardia Arts High School, where he was director of the Opera Theatre. At LaGuardia, he produced full scale presentations of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, Handel’s Alcina and Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice (featured on NPR’s Morning Edition) Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld, and Lehár’s The Merry Widow. Mr. Andrade is also the founder and Director of Citywide Youth Opera (CYOp), offering operatic training to high-school aged youth from throughout New York City. A graduate of New England Conservatory, he has performed in opera, zarzuela, concert and musical theatre in over thirty roles and began teaching voice in 1988. Several of his students have performed professionally throughout the world and have attended some of the world’s leading conservatories and college music departments.