Andrés Mendoza

Andrés Mendoza

Music Director, Faculty in General Education

Andrés Mendoza is an enthusiastic and energetic oboist, music director, and music educator. Born in Barquisimeto, Venezuela, he obtained his initial musical instruction through El Sistema, studying oboe at the Vicente Emilio Sojo Conservatory of Music in Barquisimeto and the Simón Bolívar Conservatory of Music in Caracas. After over a decade of experience in the network of orchestras in Venezuela, including serving as principal oboist of the national orchestra, he came to the United States and earned a Bachelor of Music from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan, and a Master of Music from Central Michigan University. Since 2012, he has been actively working as a music director and music educator, teaching, conducting, performing, and traveling extensively throughout the US and abroad. He actively serves as a guest clinician for music festivals around the country, including collaborating with the LA Phil’s annual YOLA National Festival in Los Angeles, California. Andrés is currently a music faculty at Weimar University and Weimar Academy in Weimar, California.

“It is with an immense sense of humility and a grateful heart that I strive to lead musicians to develop their God-given talents to the fullest while leading them closer to Him, fostering love and appreciation for music as a form of human expression and worship.” —Andrés Mendoza