composer, arranger, performer

About

 

I’m an Australian composer. Classically trained but experienced in the commercial and contemporary music industries, I like to blend of all of these. My screen and corporate work includes short film scores, TV commercials, live arrangements, and music for corporate events. I’ve written a little for theatre as well. I’m equally at home synthestrating with samples or recording live musicians in the studio. Several playlists and podcasts use my music, whilst some songs have been included in the soundtrack to channel ATV10’s Extreme Sport program. I perform on trumpet or keyboard in lots of ways, currently writing and performing with originals funk band Speakeasy. Check out the Speakeasy sound:

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

My classical journey includes commissions from the Melbourne Symphony, participation in the Australian Composer’s Orchestral Forum with the Tasmanian Symphony, and commissions from many other artists and groups. Residencies have included the Sydney International Brass Festival and the Gravissimo! Festival in Portugal, where I also featured as part of the São João Festival. Prizes and awards include the Corbould Composition Prize, the Qantas Youth Award of the Paul Lowin Prize, the Harvey Phillips Award (USA) for brass composition, and commendations in the National Songwriting Contest and the Albert H. Maggs Award.

 
 

I’ve understandably written a lot of brass music, whilst some educational music is included in the HSC, VCE, and AMEB syllabi. A lot of my music has been performed, broadcast and recorded in Australia and around the world. Some works have also been test pieces for competitions in Australia and New Zealand. I’m published in Australia and the USA. ‘Dr Andrew’ recently returned to school to complete a PhD in Composition, supervised by Professor Stuart Greenbaum at the University of Melbourne. I’m 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
 
 
 

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
 
 
 

The four immortals

Brass ensemble (Jonathan Whitaker). Soon to be published by AVA Musical Editions
 
 
 

The old house

Tuba and piano (Emeritus). Jeremy Crawford (University of Alabama) and Kevin Chance. Published by Reed Music
 
 
 

Publishers

 
Australian Jazz Real Book
Batty's Bounce
SMD
AvA Musical Editions (Europe)
Azna and Om
The Four Immortals
Lyrebird Press
Young Prince of Tyre
Potenza Music (USA)
Concertino
Organica
Reed Music
A Golden Summer Day
Duke's Crusade
Malletopia
Nocturne
The Old House
Vanguard
Wirripang
And the Angel Gabriel Said
On to the Field
Urban Songs
Australian Music Centre
Everything not listed above!