Andrew Nietes is a lifelong musician, working as a guest coach with Headliner Vocals through mid-October, specializing in a cappella; pop, rock, and R&B vocals; and musical theater. He plays eight instruments and has been arranging vocal music over a decade. He earned his undergraduate in Music from New York University, graduating Summa Cum Laude and winning music departmental awards. Andrew has performed all over New York City, as a singer and instrumentalist. He also played in many pit orchestras at NYU for both Tisch and Steinhardt, getting a firsthand view of musical theater pedagogy from both schools.
Andrew is now a lawyer in New York, after attending Fordham Law School with Magna Cum Laude graduation honors, where he focused on intellectual property and entertainment law. He has held positions at Sony Music Entertainment, Atlantic Records, and Jazz at Lincoln Center so is intimately familiar with the music industry and popular music. Andrew worked frequently with top musicians, even curating a benefit album from scratch at an independent label that generated millions of streams on Spotify.
While at NYU, Andrew led the Mixtapes, one of the school’s premier a cappella groups, as both president and a music director. Under his leadership, the Mixtapes achieved great success in Varsity Vocal’s International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (the competition from Pitch Perfect), advancing twice to semi-finals which placed them amongst the best groups not only in the Northeast but in the nation. The Mixtapes can be seen briefly on PopTV’s “Sing It On.” In 2016, they won the New York City area regional and Andrew himself was awarded honors for “Best Arrangement” and “Best Choreography.”
He has continued this success in his professional life as a music director for Echo A Cappella. They have placed as high as fourth for the Northeast region in Varsity Vocal’s The Open. Andrew is proud to have coached and music directed Echo’s soloist who took home “Best Soloist” at New York’s semi-final in 2017, beating out the likes of Broadway stars. After performing on stage in many musicals in high school, he continues to sing musical theater today as director for the Fordham Follies and a recent performer in Next Stage Production virtual cabaret “The Part That Got Away.”
$70 per hour (30 & 45 minute options are also available)