Andrew's screen music has been seen in TV commercials, short films, and corporate videos. He is equally at home synthestrating virtual instruments or scoring for a recording orchestra; or a combination of the two.
Andrew has done a large amount of arranging for full orchestra, and can turn a descriptive brief into a setting that works for everyone; producers, performers and audience.
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. Participants range from the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra to jazz legend James Morrison. Much of Andrew's Classical music is written for brass, although he has also written extensively 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. Here's a short excerpt:
Principal teachers include Brenton Broadstock and Stuart Greenbaum, who supervised his PhD at Melbourne University. Andrew's music can be heard both on radio and throughout an extensive discography, and is published in Australia, the USA and the UK. Recent projects include a residency at the Sydney International Brass Festival, a playlist for Makingwaves.com, podcasts, and commissions from the Melbourne Recital Centre.
Take a look at the Catalogue for a select view of Andrew's concert-hall history
Andrew has composed and arranged for big bands, Latin bands, corporate events, and countless cover bands. His experience as a performer has generated the knowledge to ensure arrangements are practical, but still sound special.
Andrew's songwriting has been Commended in the National Songwriting Contest, with several songs being included in the soundtrack for Channel ATV10's Extreme Sport program. Other songwriting activities include dance music and athlete's anthems.
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's educational music is tailored for each individual circumstance, an approach that benefits students, staff, and parents alike. Andrew has written and arranged for 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, mostly in the Open category.
Andrew is currently Program Leader Academic Support at the Melbourne campus of the Australian Institute of Music.