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Andrea Axelrod

Major at Williams: English

MS, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism


I sang at Williams but never took a music course. At Columbia, I wrote the class show (the Columbia Journalism Revue); the dean handed me my diploma saying, “Best damn show we ever had.” Nothing about my journalistic skills. I should have known then. After four years on a newspaper in Pennsylvania, I returned to my native New York to study voice. Once upon a time an Eastern Regional Finalist in the Met Opera Competition, I have earned my living as a writer, graphic designer, historic researcher and manager of the American Friends of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and have spent my living on singing.


Highlights: A one-woman opera comedy show Shishkebopera!; recitals in Normandy and Kyiv; numerous cabarets in NYC, and a CD and touring illustrated concert-lecture on popular and art song from World War One: The Lads That Will Never Be Old.



YouTube:  Search for “Andrea Axelrod” or the Shishkebop or Dactylntrochee channels.

Most recent cabaret performance, "After the Bawl"

"I'm Still Here," performed at Williams on March 6, 2020

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