Countertenor Andrew Lipian is a native of Grafton, Ohio, and began studying countertenor at 16 years old at the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music. From his early studying, he had placed twice in 1st with back-to-back competitions for NATS of Ohio. In 2012, Andrew has been a scholar at the Bach Institute of Emmanuel Music in Boston, MA, where he studied and performed several Bach Cantatas under the guidance of musical luminaries such as Peggy Pearson, Pamela Dellal, Frank Kelley, Michael Beattie, John Harbison, and Kendra Colton. Recently, he received an Encouragement Grant from the Metropolitan Opera National Council Competitions and appeared at the University of Michigan in April to perform Brahms' "Alto Rhapsody." Furthermore, Mr. Lipian will appeared with Winsor Music in Boston singing the alto aria in Bach’s “Cantata 12.” His summers consist of assuming varied roles in multiple theater companies as music director, director, and choreographer. He is both choreographer and director for “42nd Street” at Lorain’s Palace Theater and music director for “The Wizard of Oz” for a CAMEO production in the Cleveland area. Andrew recently graduated from Oberlin College, having studied with Ms. Colton during his time there. Currently, Andrew coaches with Martin Katz.