Full Name
Andy Perkins
Job Title
Composer, Conductor, Educator
APOLLO STUDIOS Music Publishing
Speaker Bio
Conductor, composer, ASCAP Plus Award recipient & GRAMMY nominated music educator Andrew David Perkins (b.1978) holds a 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. A regular guest clinician nationally and abroad, Perkins' music has been performed by musicians from the Royal College of Music, London, Michigan State University, Bowling Green State University, The Interlochen World Youth Wind Symphony, Western Michigan University, Drexel University, Florida Central University, and more. He especially enjoys writing music for younger musicians, on which he has focused for the past few years including commissions from the Flint Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Conservatoire de Limonest, and a variety of consortia.

Mr. Perkins has served as an adjunct professor of Film Scoring at Madonna University in Livonia, Michigan and is currently the Director of Instrumental Music and Music Technology at Fenton High School & Andrew G. Schmidt Middle School in Fenton, Michigan. He additionally serves as the Music Director and Conductor of the Fenton Community Orchestra. Mr. Perkins is a member of the American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) and his music is exclusively published through APOLLO STUDIOS Music Publishing.

Perkins' mentors include Larry Livingston, John T. Madden, John Whitwell, Jonathan Reed, Colleen Conway, & Eric Gould. He currently resides in Michigan with the love of his life whom he married in 2010, and their daughters.
Andy Perkins