Staff : Program : Drew Shanefield
Dr. Andrew Shanefield serves as both an instrumental music teacher for the School District of Haverford Township (PA) and as a faculty member in the Department of Music and Dance at Swarthmore College.
Drew maintains a busy schedule as a composer and arranger for ensembles across the United States, Europe and Japan. He is a frequent presenter of sessions at annual conferences across the country. Recent commission projects include compositions for the University of Houston, Eastern Kentucky University, Swarthmore College Jazz Ensemble, the Vivace Brass Band of Tokyo, Japan as well as numerous public school commissions. His compositions for band are published by the Neil A. Kjos Music Publishing Company, Northeastern Music Publications Inc., and Marching Show Concepts Inc.
Drew graduated magna cum laude from New York University in 1992. He received a Masters in Music Education degree from Queens College, a Masters in Music Performance from West Chester University, and a Doctorate in Higher Education from Widener University.
He is a member of the American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). Additionally, Drew is a performing artist/clinician for Yamaha band instruments and is also an adjudicator/clinician for Bands of America/Music for All.
In 2008, Drew was appointed brass arranger for The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps of Rosemont, Ill. Prior to this appointment, he served for three years as Program Coordinator for the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps (OH). Previously, Drew served as brass caption head (1998-2000) and programming consultant (2002-2006) for The Cavaliers, and as a brass caption head and/or arranger for the Cadets, Carolina Crown and Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps.
Drew and his family reside in suburban Philadelphia, PA.