Andrew Balent is a
leading composer and arranger of educational music with over 500
published compositions and arrangements for band, orchestra, chorus,
and instrumental ensembles. Having received over 20 ASCAP Special
Awards for composition, his published works are written for all
levels, but he has specialized in music for young musicians. Mr.
Balent taught in the elementary through high school levels for 30
years in Michigan and received both his Bachelor of Music and Master
of Music degrees from the University of Michigan. Mr. Balent has been
a clinician and guest conductor in 45 states, as well as in Canada,
Europe, and South America. He is currently on the Sudler Cup
selection committee for the John Philip Sousa Foundation and has
served two terms on the Board of Directors of the National Band
Association. Mr. Balent holds memberships in MENC, MSBOA, WASBE, and
Phi Mu Alpha.