Andrea Poole has served as ICHSA Director since 2009. Under her leadership, the ICHSA has grown from a handful of small semifinals to the robust, full-fledged tournament it is today, featuring 150 groups competing at sold-out events nationwide.
Andrea’s commitment to providing organized, engaging, and educational programming in the ICHSA, coupled with the thoughtful, personalized attention she gives to high school directors and students, is what makes her among the most influential people in the exponential growth and incredible vitality of high school a cappella today.
Before becoming ICHSA Director, Andrea served as ICHSA Midwest Producer from 2007 to 2009. She is also a regular producer of ICCA and ICHSA competitions around the Midwest.
Andrea is an alumna of Michigan State University‘s Capital Green, having served as president for two of her four years in the group. During her tenure, Capital Green hosted and competed in the ICCA each year and advanced to the Midwest Semifinals in 2005, 2006, and 2007. Before singing with Capital Green, she was part of Pine Creek (Colo.) High School’s female a cappella group, Nuance, and was actively involved in the choral program.
Andrea graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor’s degree in English in 2007 and a master’s degree in public relations in 2009.
Running, singing, playing the ukulele, craft beer, cheering on the Michigan State Spartans, arranging music. She has one human child, daughter Elliot (1), one dog child, Einstein (4), and one husband, Andrew, who she met at Michigan State University. He married her, despite her obsession with organized nerd singing.