Andrew Batterham is an Australian composer, arranger, songwriter and performer. He is active across many genres including art music, jazz, corporate music, big bands, TV, and educational music. His music has been performed, recorded and broadcast in Australia, Asia, Europe and the USA, by artists ranging from jazz legend James Morrison to the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
After studying composition with Brenton Broadstock, Andrew worked as a trumpet player and pianist in the Melbourne commercial scene for many years. Upon winning the Qantas Youth Award of the Paul Lowin Prize, he travelled to New York to study with Broadway arranger Ian Finkel, and to London for lessons with John McCabe. Other awards include the National Songwriting Contest, Corbould Composition Prize (Queensland Symphony), and commissions from the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and many other organisations.
Commercially Andrew’s corporate music has been heard on videos, TV and radio in commercials, short film scores and corporate events. He has also arranged orchestral backing music for albums by various artists. Recent activity includes Concertino for solo tuba and wind band, premiered by Se?rgio Carolino and the Banda Sinfo?nica Portuguesa at the Sa?o Joa?o Festival in Portugal, Composer-in-residence at the Sydney International Brass Festival, and CD releases for Tall Poppies (Australia) and Cala Records (UK).
Andrew recently completed his PhD in composition at the Faculty of Music, University of Melbourne, Australia. He is on the staff at the Australian Institute of Music as a lecturer and tutor of theory, and a composition teacher.
Andrew’s music is published by Potenza Music Publishing (brass music), Reed Music (educational), Wirripang (art music) and the Australian Music Centre.