New Music Director

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

OLMC welcomes our new Music Director Andrea Covais to the OLMC community!

Andrea Covais is currently a member of the Individual Voice faculty at both The American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA NY) and the Evening Division of The Juilliard School. She holds music degrees from Manhattan School of Music and Montclair State University and is currently a doctoral candidate at City University of New York. Andrea has performed professionally in the United States, Europe, and Canada. She was previously the Director of Sacred Music at Sacred Heart Parish in Haworth and Children’s Choir Director at the Church of St. Mary in Rutherford. She is delighted to become the Director of Music at OLMC. Andrea is also an active Board Member of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians.

Hometown: Rutherford, NJ

I’m Looking Forward to Working At OLMC Because: I get to meet such a wonderfully talented and diverse group of people, willing to experience the joy and power of one of God’s most awesome gifts, music.

Teaching Philosophy: Music is the vessel in which we pray, learn, and grow. As St. Augustine said, “those who sing, pray twice.”

Fun Fact: I started playing the piano at four years old.

When I’m Not in the Church , You’ll Most Likely Find Me: Shopping!

Ask Me About: My cat Portia!

Personal Motto: “Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent”- Victor Hugo

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