Andrew Douglas
Bagpipe Music
Credentials
Need more convincing to work with Andrew?

...Well, consider his Credentials. Andrew's well-rounded bagpiping experience is paralleled by few in the world.

Tuition - Andrew has studied with the following muscians:
  • Pipers:
    • Major Influences:
      • [1992 - ] Bruce Douglas - Andrew's  father
      • [1993 - ] Donald Lindsay - Silver Medalist, pupil of Bob Brown and Bob Nicol.
      • [1997 - 2003] Jim McGillivray - Double Gold Medalist and Clasp Winner
      • [1998 - 2007] Jack Lee - Double Gold Medalist and Clasp Winner
      • [2002 - 2007] Terry Lee - P/M of 5-time world champion SFU Pipe Band
      • [2002 - 2007] Alan Bevan - Gold Medallist
    • Other significant influences:
      • Angus McColl - Clasp winner
      • Jack Taylor - Gold Medalist and President of the Piobaireachd Society
      • Andrew Wright - Gold Medalist and former President of the Piobaireachd Society
      • Willie MacCallum - Clasp winner
      • Alasdair Gillies - Clasp and Silver Star winner
  • Other Musicians
    • Owen Underhill - Canadian composer
    • Barry Truax - Canadian Electro-acoustic composer
    • David McIntyre - Canadian composer
General Performance experience - Some highlights of Andrew's performances include:
  • 2000 - Performance for Sir Edmund Hillary, during his visit to St. Andrew's College
  • 2002 - Performance on the Japanese TV show "Nodo-jiman," during its filming in Vancouver, BC
  • 2002 - Performance for Hillary Weston - Governor General of Ontario
  • With the SFU Pipe Band:
    • 2002 - 2008 - Seven performances at the World Pipe Band Championships
    • 2002 - performance at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
    • 2002 - performance at the Vogue Theatre, Vancouver
    • 2003 - performance at Massey Hall, Toronto

Solo Competitive Piping Accolades (highlights):
  • 2004 - Winner of the MacGreggor Memorial Competition, Oban Scotland
  • 2005 - 2007 - Two 3rd place and three 4th place finishes in the Silver Medal Piobaireachd competitions in Oban and Inverness Scotland.
  • 2001 - Upgraded to professional grade (age 16)
  • 1999 - Under 16 Slow Air/Jig winner, the London Contest. Runner up in under 18 MSR contest.
  • 1998 - Winner of the Nicol Brown Chalice Competition, Connecticut.

Pipe Band Accolades:
  • 2002 - 2007 - Participated in four runner-up performances in the Grade 1 World Pipe Band Championships (with SFU Pipe Band)
  • 2008 Led the Oran Mor Pipe Band to a 4th place finish in Grade 2 World Championships

General Timeline:
  • September 24th, 1984
    • Andrew is born in Syracuse, New York
  • 1992
    • Andrew begins learning the pipes with his father, Bruce Douglas
  • 1993
  • 1994
    • Andrew wins in his first Pipe Band Competition with the Mohawk Valley Frasers
    • In the fall, Andrew joins the Oran Mor Pipe Band
  • 1997
    • In addition to Lessons with Donald, Andrew begins tuition with 2-time Clasp winner Jim McGillivray.
  • 1998
    • Andrew begins attending St. Andrew's College (preperatory high school) in Aurora, Ontario, where he would study piping with Jim McGillivray for 5 years
    • Andrew wins the prestigious Nicol-Brown Chalice competition, a North American Invitational Amateur piping contest
  • 1999
    • Andrew wins the under 16 Slow-air/Jig contest at the London competition, and takes 2nd in the under 18 MSR.
  • 2000
    • Andrew plays for Sir Edmund Hillary, during his visit to St. Andrew's College.
  • 2002
    • Andrew joins the Simon Fraser University (SFU) Pipe Band. Would stay with the band until December 2007
    • Andrew takes part in SFU's 2nd place finish at the World Pipe Band Championships
    • Andrew performs for Hillary Weston, Ontario's Governor General
    • Andrew performs on "Nodo-jiman," a Japanese game show filmed in Vancouver, BC
  • 2003
    • Andrew commences his BA of Fine Arts at Simon Fraser University
    • Andrew takes part in SFU's 3rd place finish at the World Championships
  • 2004
    • Andrew wins the MacGreggor Memorial competition for under 22 piobaireachd players. This earns him an invite to the Silver Medal competition.
    • Andrew takes part in SFU's 3rd place finish at the World Championships
  • 2005
    • Andrew takes a third and fourth prize at the Silver Medal competitions for piobaireachd at Oban and Inverness, respectively.
    • Andrew takes part in SFU's recording project "On Home Ground," which included several of his compositions (including the Hourglass Suite). He also takes part in a 3rd place finish at the World Championships.
    • Andrew releases his first CD - "Expression"
  • 2006
    • Andrew takes a third place in the Silver Medal piobaireachd competition in Oban, Scotland
    • Andrew takes part in SFU's 2nd place finish at the World Championships
    • Andrew releases his second CD - "Cill Chriosd"
  • 2007
    • Andrew takes two 4th places at the Oban and Inverness Silver Medal competitions for piobaireachd
    • Andrew takes part in SFU's 2nd place finish at the World Pipe Band Championships
    • Andrew completes his B.A. of Fine Arts at Simon Fraser University.
  • 2008
    • Andrew rejoins the Oran Mor Pipe Band, first as its Pipe Seargent, then as its Pipe Major (this occurred in April)
    • Andrew leads the band to a 4th place finish in Grade 2 at the World Pipe Band Championships
    • Andrew establishes the Piper's DoJo, a piping school in Albany, NY.



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