Teaching & Research Interests
Scholarship, Research & Creative Activities
Greg Andrews is the Head of the Music Discipline in the Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance undergraduate degree program where he teaches Ear Training, Music Theory and conducts the Sheridan Chorus.
Greg graduated from Humber College in the jazz performance program where he was a bass major studying under Lenny Boyd. He furthered his education at McMaster University in Hamilton completing his B.Mus., then at the University of Calgary studying the Kodly Concept of Music Education under Lois Choksy. Greg later completed his Masters in Music Education (M.Mus.) at the University of Toronto where he studied under conductor Dr. Doreen Rao, and music education philosophy under Dr. David Elliott.
Greg has attended several choral conducting workshops including the University of Michigan (Dr. Jerry Blackstone), Eastman School of Music (Dr. William Wienert), at Westminster Choir College, Ryder University (Dr. James Jordan) and the University at Buffalo (Dr. Harold Rosenbaum). He was fortunate to attend a choral symposium at the University of Tampa facilitated by the world renown choral composer and conductor, Eric Whitacre. Greg is a past board member of the Kodly Society of Canada and has presented workshops for the Kodly Society of Ontario.
At Sheridan, Greg teaches musicianship courses by combining the Kodly Method of music education with a praxial approach to music performance, specifically tailored to a music theatre environment. Each fall he conducts the Sheridan Chorus, and in the spring he musically directs a commercial pop tribute show using students from the program. He has performed extensively throughout Canada, the United States and in Europe with various pop and country acts as well as for many musicals. Greg maintains an active freelance schedule as a bass player and music director in the Toronto area.
Outside of his work at Sheridan, Greg is a husband and father, and is an avid marathon runner and private pilot.
- Music cognition and how it relates to performance