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As a pianist and collaborative artist, Andrea has been an official accompanist for the International Double Reed Society¹s convention, the NATS Intern Workshop, and the Nashville Symphony Chorus and has served as the principal pianist for the Abilene Philharmonic Orchestra, Opera Quad Cities, the Peoria Ballet, and the Peoria Symphony where she has appeared as guest soloist. As part of the Molina Duo, a cello-piano team, she has been a guest lecturer at the MENC international conference in Costa Rica and has given master classes and recitals throughout North and Central America and Europe. She performs in the Centaur label release String Chamber Music of Rebecca Clarke and the New World release Our Beauties Are Not Our Own, the music of Paul Paccione.
As a conductor and music director, Andrea Molina has led opera productions and outreach/educational initiatives for Opera New England (a division of Boston Lyric Opera), Opera Illinois, and Western Illinois University. Recently, she served as the conductor and musical director for the Muddy River Opera Company's production of Madama Butterfly which featured internationally acclaimed dramatic soprano Michèle Crider. In 2009, Andrea was the Chorusmaster for the Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre production of Madama Butterfly which was broadcast on Iowa Public Television. Andrea has served on the faculties of the Schlern Music Festival and the Orfeo Music Festival, both in the Italian Alps, where she has conducted the festival orchestras and taught collaborative playing.