Originally from Boca Raton, Florida, Andrew Goodwin has been singing and performing on the stage since childhood. His love for performing grew fonder at the age of 15, while traveling with The Continental Singers which allowed him to tour all lower 48 states, as well as Switzerland and Germany. For Andrew, “Music is more than notes and words on a page. It is art, emotion, and communication.”
Andrew’s musical background has given him the desire to constantly strive for excellence and to use music to inspire and encourage people in a real, tangible way. In 2010, Andrew graduated with a B.M. in Church Music from the University of Mobile, and in 2015 he received his M.A. in Worship Studies from Liberty University. During his four years at the University of Mobile, he performed over 150 concerts per year with the Voices of Mobile. His travels with Voices included performances in Carnegie Hall in NYC, the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, and the White House in Washington D.C. “My time at UM and with Voices helped shape who I am as a person and a musician. During those four years I learned that music is powerful, and it can be used to impact lives in an incredible way.”
“Many things have prepared me for Veritas, but my experience in musical theater has been extremely valuable” said Andrew. His stage credits include ‘Mr. Macafee’ in Bye Bye Birdie, ‘Snoopy’ in You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, ‘Harold Hill’ in The Music Man, and ‘Enjolras’ in Les Miserables. In addition to these theatrical performances, in 2011-2012, Andrew was able to fulfill one of his dreams and sing tenor with Roger Breland and the Truth 40th Anniversary Tour.
When asked about Veritas, Andrew says, “Veritas is the dream I didn’t realize I had. I knew I wanted to sing and perform for the rest of my life, I just didn’t know in what aspect. Singing in a classical vocal group was something that never even crossed my mind, but the first time the five of us sang together I knew it was something that I wanted to be a part of.” A Veritas concert is driven by more than just music. The experience of a Veritas concert comes from the hearts of the five men on stage, and their desire to communicate faith, hope, and love to all people in all different walks of life. According to Andrew, “Everyone, no matter who they are, is searching for truth, and the truth is that we are all loved. God loves us unconditionally. He did not only say he loves us, but he demonstrated that love through his son Jesus.”
When not traveling and performing with Veritas you can find Andrew teaching commercial voice and directing both the University Singers and the Voices of Mobile at his alma mater, UM. When he is not at UM, he is spending every possible second with his wife Jenna, also a classically trained vocalist. Andrew will tell you Jenna is far better looking than he is and in his own words, “The fact that I’m married to Jenna is living, breathing proof that there is a God.” Andrew says, “It is because of the unconditional love and support I receive from my wife that I’m able to do what I do with Veritas. She is truly the love of my life and the most talented, amazing individual on the planet.” Andrew and Jenna both enjoy going to the beach and hanging out at home with their cat, Maximus Decimus. “Every day is an adventure, and I’m so thankful that God has allowed me to spend my life with Jenna and to pursue my passion for music with Veritas.”