Andrew Balent taught in the elementary through high school levels for 30 years in Michigan. He received both his Bachelor and Masters degrees from the University of Michigan where he played in the band under William D. Revelli and studied saxophone with Larry Teal. He is a leading composer and arranger of educational music with 610+ published compositions and arrangements for band, orchestra, chorus, and instrumental ensembles.
Having received over 35 ASCAP Special Awards for composition, his published works are written for all levels, but he has specialized in music for young musicians. Mr. Balent has been a clinician and guest conductor in 45 states, as well as in Canada, Europe, and South America.