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Drew Michael McWeeney

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Drew Michael McWeeney

Biography

Drew Michael McWeeney (b. 30 November 1995, Bogotá, Colombia) is a Colombian-American composer, percussionist, and educator.

Mr. McWeeney is a graduate of Southern Connecticut State University, where he received a B.S. in education and B.A. in music. His graduate degree from the University of Hartford is an Ed.M. in Early Childhood Education.

Mr. McWeeney is a writer for commercial media and traditional bands, orchestras and jazz ensembles. He is a frequent session, touring and pit orchestra musician having worked and shared the stage with icons as Jeewon Park, Ronald Carter, Nathan East, David Darling, William Boughton, Dan Perkins, Michael Philip Mossman, Jerry Springer, Bruce Gregori, Charlie Morgan, Dennis Gallo, Guy Walker, Kenny Passarelli, Mickey Houlihan, and Shirley Lewis.

In 2020, Mr. McWeeney received a GRAMMY® nomination for writing two tracks and providing compositional revisions for David Darling's album Homage to Kindness. The nomination was for "Best New Age Album."

Mr. McWeeney is currently [2022] teaching special education preschool in Connecticut, as well as commissioning new compositional and studio work with Nathan East and Mickey Houlihan.


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