His interest in Arts and Sports enrichment programs lead to working with some of the most exciting enhancement streams in Australia and the USA.
Drew's commitment to progressive performing arts eduction turned to advisory work such as professional learning for educators, presentations at conferences, tafes and universities.
Drew is an active member of the international Arts Schools Network.
INDUSTRY & COMMUNITY
In the Arts, Drew's original musical REBEL received rave reviews and was nominated for three Greenroom Awards (Best Original Songs), (Outstanding Australian Writing - Musical Theatre), (Outstanding Ensemble).
A singer and musician, Drew regularly performs in concert and at corporate events.
An active supporter of community arts projects, Drew has been involved with youth theatre programs and festivals such as Midsumma, Fringe Festival, Out & Loud and Mardi Gras.
His creative work and performances in NFP theatre gained him numerous nominations and awards from Music Theatre Guild of Victoria including Most Outstanding Actor, Most Outstanding Supporting Actor and Musical Director.
In 2019, Drew was invited to be Ambassador for Melbourne Cabaret Festival.
Drew served as Musical Director for the award-winning Melbourne Gay & Lesbian Chorus from 2015 - 2021.
He has arranged, orchestrated and composed music for cruise ships, entertainers, Disney, ABC and children's touring shows. Many of his choral arrangements are available at sheetmusicplus.com.
DIRECTING: The Full Monty: The Broadway Musical (StageArt), Let It Be: Songs by Lennon & McCartney (Flourish Productions)
WRITING: A Super Brady Cabaret (StageArt), Beautiful Things - A Really Good Looking Musical (Xposed), Grease 2: Live in Concert (MCP).
Drew is a co-founder of Front & Centre Australia, where he is also a Producer.
Bachelor of Applied Music (Musical Theatre / Performance)
Associate Degree (Music Performance)
Masters (Education Leadership)*
Drew is an instrumental music teacher, performer and creative of nearly twenty years.
He is an experienced Instrumental Music Coordinator, Director of Ensembles, Head of Voice and Leader of Productions, while remaining one of Melbourne's most popular voice teachers.
Renowned for his enthusiastic teaching and music programs, Drew offers consultancy for implementing and reviving performing arts cultures in schools.
A freelance creative for schools, Drew has been appointed as Producer, Creative Director or Musical / Orchestral Director for over forty productions.