About Drew

Dr. Andrew Shanefield serves as an instrumental music teacher for Drew Smilingthe School District of Haverford Township (PA). He is also the newly appointed Brass Composer/Arranger for the Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps. He is a former faculty member in the Department of Music and Dance at Swarthmore College and brass composer/arranger for the Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps.

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 as well as 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.

Prior to Drew's appointment at the Cavaliers, he was the Program Coordinator for the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps. Previously, Drew served as brass caption head and programming consultant 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.