Andrea Olsen has lived in Spokane since 1992, and holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in music from Eastern Washington University. She has been a member of the Spokane Symphony Chorale (1992-2005) and performs with the Bach Festival Chorus, Connoisseur Concerts, Cathedral and the Arts, Allegro Royal Fireworks Festival, and is the soprano soloist at the Cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist. She has performed with the Calgary Opera Chorus, the Calgary Stampede Grandstand Show, the Spokane Symphony and Spokane Opera. Her notable musical theater roles include Marta in “The Sound of Music”, Lily in “The Secret Garden”, Christine in “Phantom”, Miss Sarah Brown in “Guys & Dolls”, Rapunzel in “Into the Woods”, Cathy in “The Last Five Years”, Johanna in “Sweeney Todd”, Florence in “CHESS”, Mabel in “Pirates of Penzance”, Maria in “West Side Story”, Betty in “White Christmas”, Fantine in “Les Misérables”, and Narrator in “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”.
Andrea served on the music faculty at Gonzaga University from 2002-2009 and has served as the music specialist at Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute since 2005. She has been on the music faculty at North Idaho College since 2009 and joined the music faculty at Spokane Falls Community College in Fall 2014.
Andrea has worked with Spokane Children’s theatre as both music director and choreographer, and taught ballet, tap and jazz at Spokane’s The Dance Center. She has served as music director for the nationally acclaimed Central Valley High School Theatre Department (her alma mater!) since 2014.
Andrea sings lead in her back-to-back regional champion Sweet Adeline’s Quartet, Pepper, and serves as the managing director (and member) of Spokane Choral Artists.
Andrea has been on the faculty at Holy Names Music Center since 2005.