Andrew (Andy) York was born and raised in Southern Indiana. He began studying and playing music at age 7, first on a small organ then with his local school orchestra program on viola. He joined his middle school choir (Princeton Community Middle School) in 1992, and continued singing in choir through high school. Andy always wanted to be a music teacher. He graduated with his first BA Degree in Vocal Music Performance from Oakland City University in 2006, and again in 2008 with a BA in Secondary Choral and General Music Education. He began composing in 2014, and after relocating with his family to Germany, has focused solely on a career as a composer. In September of 2015, Andy had his first world premiere "Kyrie" in the Berlin Cathedral, performed by the wonderfully talented English Choir Berlin under the direction of Kathy Bird. The same piece was performed in October by the Terre Haute South Vigo High School Choir, in Terre Haute, Indiana, Paul Ellison conductor, and will performed again in May 2016 in Berlin, along with his arrangement of "Shenandoah" for SATB Choir. Although Andy has written mainly for choral ensembles, he is also very active writing and arranging for symphonic wind ensemble, marching band, chamber and symphonic orchestra, solo string with piano accompaniment and is very interested in film scoring. Andy currently lives in Grünheide Germany with his wife of thirteen years and their two children, where he also enjoys his time as the conductor and founder of Vox Nova Choir, guest singer with the Uckermärkisher Konzert and Kammerchor and singer with the English Choir Berlin.