Andrew's screen credits include TV commercials, short films, and corporate videos. He is equally at home synthestrating virtual instruments, recording solo players, or scoring for full session orchestra.
A strong sense of empathy also helps in creating music that will enhance the story being told.
Concert hall music
Classically trained but experienced in the commercial and contemporary music industries, Andrew's concert-hall music is an exciting blend of all of these. Along with music for brass, Andrew has written for orchestra, string quartet, chamber ensembles and vocal forces. Awards include the Paul Lowin Qantas Youth Award, the inaugural Corbould Composition Prize, and the Harvey Phillips Award for brass music in the USA. Andrew was also nominated for an Art Music Award (APRA-AMCOS Best New Work) for his Symphony Australia commission The End of All Journeys. Radio airplay includes ABC Classic FM and 3MBS Melbourne
Principal teachers include Brenton Broadstock and Stuart Greenbaum, who supervised his PhD at Melbourne University. Andrew has also studied with John McCabe, and Andrian Pertout. Andrew has an extensive discography and is published in Australia, the USA and the UK. Recent projects include a residency at the Sydney International Brass Festival, and a commission from the Melbourne Recital Centre
Andrew has performed with and written for big bands, Latin bands, corporate events, originals bands, and many other gigs. His songwriting has been commended in the National Songwriting Contest, with several songs being included in the soundtrack for Channel ATV10's Extreme Sport program. When arranging existing repertoire for live performance, Andrew conforms to copyright guidelines. Sometimes it is necessary for clients to pay a small copyright fee to APRA or another governing body
Andrew has written and arranged for primary and secondary schools, university students and community bands. In Australia his music is included in the HSC, AMEB and VCE syllabi. He has also written test pieces for several brass band solo competitions.
Andrew is currently Program Leader Academic Support at the Melbourne campus of the Australian Institute of Music.