An avid chamber player, Andréa frequently collaborates with colleagues and regularly tours Québec and the Mid-Atlantic region with pianist Irene Kim, playing in various concert venues for enthusiastic audiences.
Originally from Québec, she earned the Conservatoire de Musique du Québec à Montréal's award with highest distinction in violin performance and chamber music. She also won the Josef Kaspar Award in Strings at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, where she received her Master’s of Music in Violin Performance and Violin Pedagogy. Picard is a recipient of the Lieutenant-Governor of Québec’s Award and the Music Teachers National Association’s STAR Award.
In addition to teaching violin at Towson University, Andréa Picard Boecker is a faculty member at the Peabody Institute where she coaches Conservatory chamber music, teaches violin for the Preparatory Division, and is assistant coordinator of the Young People’s String Program. She is also a faculty member at the Camp Musical des Laurentides, in Canada.