Drew Spradlin, classical pianist, is from Snead, Alabama. He values versatility as most important in musicianship.
Formal classical training includes studying with Sam Howard in Birmingham, AL and masterclass performances for Gabriela Montero and Bruce Brubaker. Drew completed his Bachelor of Music degree in classical piano, studying with Anthony Pattin, at the University of Montevallo in 2011. Here he also received instruction on percussion ranging from timpani, drum set, and marimba. Drew Spradlin recently was awarded his Master’s degree from Manhattan School of Music where he studied with the highly sought pedagogue, Phillip Kawin.
In 2010 Drew made his international debut at the Echizen International Music Festival in Echizen, Japan where he performed solo as well as chamber works, including the premier of Joseph Landers’ piece Seven Nocturnes. In 2011 Drew won first prize in the AFMC Collegiate Competition, located at Samford University, Alabama.
Drew has composed the score for two musical theater productions, and also has broad accompanying experience, having studied with Raymond Beegle and Jane Steele. Drew believes improvisation and composition is very important in shaping one’s musical talent.
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