With a concert band background, Drew commenced his
studies as an instrumentalist. He transferred his major to theatre, gaining a
Bachelor of Applied Music (Voice Performance / Music Theatre).
Drew quickly established himself as a vocalist for
corporate events and cabaret performances throughout Melbourne and beyond,
presenting at the Australian of the Year Awards, Federation Square and Sydney
Opera House. He also performed in music theatre productions of I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change and Zanna, Don’t at Chapel off-Chapel.
A strong supporter of community arts, Drew
performed in several productions including Into the
Woods, Grease – The Musical and Honk!, Blood
Brothers and Rent, earning awards and nominations from the Music Theatre
Guild of Victoria. Other productions included The
Producers, The Sound of Music and Disney’s High School Musical.
Utilising his instrumental background,
Drew applied his skills to the theatre; consolidating a reputation as a Musical
Director and Arranger, having produced arrangements for RUG, Carols by
Candlelight, festivals and musical theatre. He also originated the stage score
for Paramount Pictures/Stage Arts Grease 2: Live in
A sought after Music Specialist, Drew has
implemented and developed successful performing arts programs throughout
Victorian and New South Wales' schools; featuring award winning ensemble
programs, exemplary VCE scores and AMEB outcomes.
With a focus on individual learning approaches,
Drew’s programs incorporate Inquiry-Based Learning and productive educational
environments; keeping him in regular demand as a facilities designer and
Drew is currently a Voice and Performance teacher