Andrew Heuzenroeder composed 'Metre's Running' especially for RSQ. It will debut in the Fringe concert, 'Sax to the Max'
From a young age, Andrew Heuzenroeder developed a keen interest in music. At 7 years of age he began singing with the Adelaide Boys Choir, which served as the foundation for his musical journey for 6 years. At age 10, Andrew taught himself to read music out of a desire to learn the piano.
Andrew began formal instrumental tuition at age 12 when he started learning the clarinet; to this day he has teachers Beatrice Lemm, Neal Holmes and Peter Handsworth to thank for his ongoing commitment to the instrument. Over the years, he expanded his instrumental music abilities, commencing tuition in oboe under Rosemary Stimson at age 15 and learning the Alto Saxophone from his brother.
As a musician, Andrew has participated in a wide variety of ensembles, performing as a clarinettist in the both the Mercedes College orchestra and stage band. He has also been a member of the Adelaide Youth Sinfonia and Adelaide Youth Orchestra over the past 8 years as a clarinettist and bass clarinettist. Throughout his high school education, Andrew became fascinated by composition and took it upon himself to learn about various musical styles and forms. In 2008, as a part of his year 12 International Baccalaureate higher level music studies, Andrew composed a piece “Fantasy Piece No. 1” for orchestra which was subsequently performed by the Adelaide Youth Sinfonia and awarded the ASME Young Composer’s Award. Most recently, Andrew has been a member of the Unley Concert Band for the past 4 and a half years, and also plays as an oboist and percussionist with the Fusion Pops Orchestra.
In 2009, Andrew began his studies at the Elder Conservatorium of Music, originally studying a Bachelor of Music specialising in classical performance on Clarinet, before ultimately switching to a Bachelor of Music Education, which he completed at the end of 2012.
In 2013, Andrew began his music-teaching career at Christian Brothers College, where he taught music at the secondary campus. In this time, he consolidated his arranging skills through arranging music for various classroom and extracurricular ensembles. He has also enjoyed success in teaching the clarinet and saxophone to primary and secondary school students. In 2013, he received another award for his composition “Rhapsody for Alto Saxophone and Piano”. To this day, Andrew continues composing and arranging as a hobby and hopes to publish his works as music education resources.
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