Jamie Andrews (he, him) has over two decades of experience working in the arts, education, and nonprofit administration. He is currently the Executive Director of the American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota (ACDA-MN), and is also a founding member and Executive Director of PrimeLife Arts Learning, a new on-line platform dedicated to Creative Aging. Previously he served as the Development Director for Lakeshore Players Theater, and Chief Learning Officer at the Minnesota Opera, where he oversaw an extensive array of programs for all ages, including launched industry-leading Creative Aging initiative, and Music Out Loud, the first opera-based El Sistema-inspired youth program in the US.
Jamie also taught band and choir after earning a bachelor’s degree in Music Education from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He also earned a master’s degree from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota in Arts and Cultural Management.
- Dreaming up the idea that became PAL
- Leading the staff
- Reaching out to community partners
- Ongoing strategy and planning