Drew HammondDrew Hammond was born and raised in Central Kentucky.  He gained a Bachelors degree from Guilford College in North Carolina, studying classical and jazz piano.  In the years following his undergraduate studies, he recorded and toured nationally with Carolina-based ensembles, and spent time working as a private tutor in Boston, Massachusetts.  While in Boston, Drew met the Scottish composer Bill Sweeney, who (in part) convinced him that he should do his graduate studies at the University of Glasgow in Scotland, UK, resulting in a PhD in composition in 2009.  During this time, he and colleagues founded the Sound Thought postgraduate research exposition at UoG, which in 2014 enters its seventh year, and was selected as a Sound and Music Shortlist composer.  Since 2007, Drew has worked as a teaching fellow at UoG, and since 2008, he has taught at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Drew has written music for mixed chamber ensembles, symphony, choirs, fixed media, and has taken on a number of recording and production projects.  He has worked with the BBC SSO, Edinburgh Quartet, Ensemble Thing, Glasgow Madrigirls, Symposia Ensemble, London New Winds Group, Jo Mango and Red Note Ensemble.   His compositions often reflect on the natural world.



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