Andrew McKenna creates powerful, unique, original scores, orchestrations, arrangements and musical direction for film and live theatre.
Toronto native Andrew McKenna has been providing unique original scores, orchestrations, arrangements and musical direction for a wide range of international clients throughout his career.
Project highlights have included music consultation on recent film productions Allied, Jane Eyre and The Debt, original score for Robbie the Reindeer (BBC TV/Comic Relief ), choral conducting for stadium performances of Roger Waters’ opera Ca Ira, orchestrations for Cocciante’s Giulietta e Romeo, sound design and original music for Wallace and Gromit’s World of Cracking Ideas (Science Museum, London), sound design and theme music for the Atlantis Submarine Voyage, a world’s-first attraction operating at LEGOLAND Windsor.
The LEGO Story (animated), Robbie the Reindeer: Close Encounters of the Herd Kind (BBC/Comic Relief with Rick Wentworth), Dog Days of Summer (source music), SpellBreaker 4D (animation release: LEGO Company), a suite of music commissioned by SeaLife California, and many other original works for LEGOLAND Parks and other Parks worldwide including live action Stunt Shows, Rides and Film Attractions.
Production and Orchestration Credits
Soundtrack sessions for Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, The Boys are Back, The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, Big Fish, Racing Stripes, Bailey’s Billions, Bright Young Things and Dalziel and Pascoe (BBC TV). Additional Music composition for Dog Days of Summer, Poirot: Death on the Nile (ITV/PBS), and The Prince and Me (Paramount). Orchestrations for Giulietta e Romeo (Ricardo Cocciante), World Trade Center (Craig Armstrong), Goal! (Graeme Revell), Bride and Prejudice (Craig Pruess), Dalziel and Pascoe (Rick Wentworth), Mindhunters and Hotet (Tuomas Kantelinen/Dimension Films), and for vocal group Amici. Piano Coach/Music Advisor for Cary Fukunaga’s Jane Eyre, John Madden’s The Debt, Oliver Stone’s W, and Stephen Hopkins’ The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, rehearsal accompaniment and solo performance coaching for The Edge of Love, and De-Lovely.
Other musical projects have included the Canadian premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s REQUIEM with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, musical Alice (David Levin/Rick Wentworth) at the Bridewell Theatre, London; and Durante: The Musical (Pianist and Assistant Conductor) with tour stops in Toronto, Vancouver, San Francisco, and finally Los Angeles, where Andrew made his conducting debut with the show.
All work notated in Sibelius or Finale for live performance, or Digital Performer for fully realised MIDI mockups. Also piano transcriptions, and/or reductions of orchestral scores for publication or rehearsal purposes.
See my IMDB page for credits.
A wide range of sound services, providing custom music, themed voices and soundscapes for quality attractions worldwide. I have been a member of creative teams involved in delivering high impact live shows and attractions experiences, from compact Family Entertainment Centre experiences to large theatre performances.
Piano Coaching for Film and TV
Piano Coaching for Film and TV
Private lessons for actors requiring keyboard performance as part of their role. This may range from arranging and teaching of music that will be played on set, or preparing visually plausible movement at the instrument. View my credits here.
Piano performance as part of large or small ensembles, and choral/solo vocal accompaniment. Experienced player in wide range of styles, classical to music theatre to rock/pop/jazz (Abbey Road, Air Lyndhurst, Angel Studios).