BM – University of North Texas
288 Vocal Studio
ANDREA WALLACE is an incredible embodiment of vocal virtuosity. A singer, songwriter and vocal instructor, she is a master at intricately blending classical, jazz, gospel and R&B to create a breathtaking style that is uniquely hers.
Andrea is a native of Dallas, Texas, a graduate of Booker T. Washington School for the Performing and Visual Arts, and an Alumna of The University of North Texas, where she earned her Bachelor of Music degree with an emphasis in Music Education and Voice.
Andrea was a member and featured soloist on the Stellar Award winning debut album “Set me free” by Myron Butler and Levi, as well as on their sophomore album entitled “Stronger.” She was also member of the platinum selling, Grammy Award winning group God’s Property (Kirk Franklin’s Nu Nation), which allowed her to work and perform with other artist including Stevie Wonder, Donald Lawrence, CeCe Winans, Tamela Mann, the late Walter Hawkins and Marvin Sapp. Her love of jazz and R&B has allowed her to share the stage and perform with some of the biggest names in smooth jazz including Najee, Kirk Whalum, Phil Perry, Tom Braxton, Peter White, Frank McComb, Kevin Whalum, Arlington Jones, and the late Wayman Tisdale just to name a few.
Andrea also recorded and performed with Grammy nominated saxophonist and flautist, Najee as a featured soloist/songwriter on his 2015 release “Give it all we’ve got” (You, Me, and Forever). “She sang a song with me onstage and blew the audience away,” the multi-instrumentalist recalls. She is currently touring with Grammy award winning artist, Nelly Furtado.
In addition to performing, Ms. Wallace is very excited about the work she does as a vocal instructor. She was the Commercial Music Vocal instructor at Cedar Valley College for nine years, and has traveled nationally and internationally as a vocalist, clinician and voice instructor. She created 288 Vocal Studio, a private vocal studio, to help other artist develop their gifts and creative paths. When asked on the eve of opening her doors — what 288 was all about Andrea answered, “This is where talent and skill become one.”