Andrew Van Varick
CURRENT STUDENT PROFILE
Andrew Van Varick, originally of Newton, New Jersey, is a doctoral student in organ performance and literature at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, under the instruction of David Higgs. Previously, he received his Master’s degree at Eastman, and he holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Montclair State University, where he studied organ with Vincent Carr and John Miller, piano with Mark Pakman, and harpsichord with Dr. Hsuan-Wen Chen.
Andrew has played in coachings and masterclasses with Raul Prieto Ramirez, Balint Karosi, Michel Bouvard, Wilma Jensen, Simon Johnson, Ezequiel Menendez, Chelsea Chen, and Alan Morrison. As a recitalist, he has performed on the “Young Organ Artist” series at the Central Synagogue in Manhattan, New York City, on the “Wednesdays at Noon” series at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark, New Jersey, and for the Greensburg, Pennsylvania chapter of the AGO. In 2022, he was a semifinalist in the American Guild of Organists’ National Young Artist Competition in Organ Performance, which was held at the AGO convention in Seattle. This September, he will be competing in the Ninth International Organ Competition Musashino-Tokyo in Japan.
Currently, Andrew serves as the director of music and organist at the Central Presbyterian Church in Geneseo, New York.