composer, arranger, performer

About

 

Andrew Batterham was born in Melbourne, Australia, and studied composition at the Conservatorium of Music there. Since then, he has worked across many musical fields. Classically trained but experienced in the commercial and contemporary music industries, Andrew's original music is an exciting blend of all of these. Some composers gain experience through an eclectic range of music to earn a living, and Andrew really enjoys this. His screen and corporate work includes short film scores, TV commercials, hundreds of live arrangements, and music for corporate events. Several playlists and podcasts use his music too, and his songs have been included in the soundtrack to channel ATV10’s Extreme Sport program. As a performer, he has played trumpet and keyboard in big bands, Latin bands, cover bands, and orchestras. Currently he writes and performs with an originals funk outfit called Speakeasy, along with a great vocalist and some other funky fellows. Check out the Speakeasy sound:

 
 
 Speakeasy are an originals funk band from Melbourne. Here we are, looking handsome

Andrew’s Classical activities include commissions from the Melbourne Symphony, participation in the Australian Composer’s Orchestral Forum with the Tasmanian Symphony, commissions from many other artists and ensembles, and residencies with the Sydney International Brass Festival and Gravissimo Festival in Portugal, where his music was also featured as part of the São João Festival in 2015. After being awarded the Qantas Youth Award of the Paul Lowin Prize, he travelled to New York to study with Broadway arranger Ian Finkel, and London with John McCabe. Other prizes and awards include the inaugural Corbould Composition Prize, the Harvey Phillips Award for brass composition, commendations for his songs in the National Songwriting Contest, and a commendation for the Albert H. Maggs Award.

 
 

Andrew’s educational music is included in the HSC, VCE, and AMEB syllabi. His brass band music has been performed and recorded in Australia and the UK, with many works have also being included as test pieces in brass band competitions in Australia and New Zealand. Andrew’s music is published in Australia, the USA, and the UK, and has been recorded and broadcast by many diverse artists and groups. ‘Dr Andrew’ recently returned to school to complete a PhD in Composition, supervised by Professor Stuart Greenbaum at the University of Melbourne. He is currently Program Leader for Academic Support at the Melbourne campus of the Australian Institute of Music.

 
 

Selected discs

 

 

How to win the rat race

Big band composition and arrangement (DMJO). Published by the Australian Music Centre
 
 
 

Love walked in

Horn section arrangements (Warner Records)
 
 
 

Organica

Contemporary / jazz hybrid for Ensemble Three (Tall Poppies). Published by Potenza Music in the USA
 
 
 

Duke's crusade

Alto sax and piano (Cala Records UK). Michael Duke (Sydney Conservatorium of Music) and David Howie. Published by Reed Music
 
 
 

Nadie como tu

Latin band horn section arrangements (Mabuhay Records)
 
 
 

Caprice

Euphonium and piano (Potenza Records). Matt van Emmerik and Peter Baker. Published soon by Studio Music in the UK
 
 
 

Three psalms

SATB choir and organ (Move Records). Published by the Australian Music Centre
 
 
 

Suite for trumpet and organ

Trumpet and organ (APDP). Anthony Pope (Orchestra Victoria) and Dominic Perissinotto. Published by the Australian Music Centre
 
 
 

Publishers

 
Potenza Music
USA publisher for brass music
Studio Music
UK publisher for brass band music
Australian Music Centre
Australian representative for many pieces
Reed Music
Educational music
Wirripang
Several concert-hall pieces
Lyrebird Press