Spectrum - modern repertoire for the intermediate pianist, Spectrum - modern repertoire for the early intermediate pianist, many works in the Canadian Contemporary Repertoire Series and the Canadian National Conservatory of Music’s Northern Lights Series.
Andrew Harbridge, ACCM, RMT
Andrew Harbridge, recipient of the Gold Medal of Excellence from Conservatory Canada, is a resident of Peterborough, Ontario, where he runs a large teaching studio from his home. Among his teachers are Mary Zilinski of Peterborough, Ontario (Piano and Theory), Daryl Irvine of Toronto, Ontario (Piano) and Sheila Tyrrell (Carter) of Peterborough, Ontario (Voice). Along with teaching piano, voice, theory and music history, Andrew is the music Director of Park Street Baptist Church in Peterborough. He has been the organist/choirmaster at numerous churches since 1982 and thoroughly enjoys performing at the keyboard and conducting choirs. Andrew has had many years of experience improvising and playing contemporary piano styles in modern worship settings since 1988.
Andrew has won numerous awards including the Cora B. Ahren’s Award, The Cultural achievement award presented by Mayor Sylvia Sutherland and the Peterborough City Council, and other prizes in competitions. He is also a composer with many piano pieces published by Mayfair Montgomery Music in the ‘Canadian Contemporary Repertoire Series‘ (Levels 1, 2, 3, & 4) and in the ‘Northern Lights Series‘ (Grades 5 & 6). All of Andrew’s compositions that are in the Canadian Contemporary Repertoire Series are approved for Conservatory Canada’s Contemporary Idioms Examinations.*
The book: Spectrum - modern repertoire for the intermediate pianist came out in print in July 2009. It contains 18 original compositions by Andrew. (See it under the bookstore link)
The prequel of the above mentioned book is:
Spectrum - modern repertoire of the early intermediate pianist
It is now available. It came out in print in June 2010
*Please note that Andrew’s pieces are not written solely for the Conservatory Canada’s Contemporary Idiom Program. For example: you can use his music for a study substitute on an RCM examination or as the supplementary piece on a CC Classical piano examination.