Composer, conductor, multi-instrumentalist, & GRAMMY® nominated music educator Andrew David Perkins (b.1978) holds an advanced 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. Finalist for The National Band Association Revelli Award, Merrill Jones Award, and The Ravel International Composition Prize, his music has been featured at ABA Conventions, CBNDA National and Regional Conferences, TMEA, The Midwest Clinic, The Western International Band Clinic, and at numerous all-state concerts and state conferences. Mr. Perkins is the winner of the 2018 National Band Association/Alfred Publishing Young Band Composition Contest, and the 2021 American Prize in Wind Band Composition. His concert band suite "TUEBOR" was selected as the winner of the 2023 American Bandmasters Association Sousa/Ostwald Composition Contest.
Mr. Perkins has had the pleasure of receiving commissions from a number of organizations including The Royal Academy of Music London, Le Conservatoire de Limonest, The Assembly Saxophone Quartet, The Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association, Michigan State University, The University of San Diego, Purdue University Fort Wayne, The University of South Carolina, Wright State University, Sienna Heights University, Albion College, The University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, Bowling Green State University, The Flint Youth Symphony Orchestra, and The Pegasus Wind Symphony. His music is published through APOLLO STUDIOS Music Publishing (ASCAP) and he resides in Michigan with his family.