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Andrew David Perkins

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Andrew David Perkins


Andrew David Perkins (b. 1978, Royal Oak, Mich.) is an American arranger, composer and conductor.

Perkins' orchestral training began in Rochester schools, accelerated at the Interlochen Arts Camp, and led to undergraduate studies focusing on music education. He holds a specialist certificate in orchestration from the Berklee College of Music, a Master of Music degree from the University of Michigan, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Michigan State University.

Perkins has served as an adjunct professor of Film Scoring at Madonna University in Livonia, Michigan, and is currently the Director of Instrumental Music and Music Technology at Fenton High School in Fenton, Michigan. He additionally serves as the Music Director and Conductor of the Fenton Community Orchestra. Mr. Perkins is a member of the American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) and his music is exclusively published through APOLLO STUDIOS (ASCAP).

Mr. Perkins spent several seasons as a marching member and conductor of the Phantom Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps from Rockford, Illinois. He especially enjoys writing music for younger musicians, on which he has focused for the past few years, including commissions from Davison HS, Bloomfield Hills HS, the Flint Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Conservatoire de Limonest, and a variety of consortia. A regular guest clinician nationally and abroad, he is the winner of the 2018 National Band Association/Alfred Publishing Young Band Composition Award.

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