Drew Michael McWeeney holds duel degrees in both Early Childhood Education, and Music from Southern Connecticut State University, and a Ed.M. in Early Childhood Education from University of Hartford.
He is the drummer for the Travelers Chorale, the oldest company-affiliated choral group in America, in addition to working as a freelance musician and composer in the Northeastern United States.
His music–recorded on the independent labels–includes ten discs: Five of jazz, one of choral, three of classical, and one of R&B/soul. Two new releases and two new works will be in commission this year.
He has worked with such talents as Jeewon Park, Ronald Carter, Nathan East, David Darling, William Boughton, Dan Perkins, Michael Philip Mossman, Jerry Springer, Bruce Gregori, Charlie Morgan, Dennis Gallo, Guy Walker, and Shirley Lewis.
In addition to music, Mr. McWeeney is an opinion columnist whose polemical writings have been featured in the Chicago Tribune, New Haven Register, Hartford Courant, as well as been cited in CNN, The Atlantic, and the Indian newspaper Rising Nepal. In 2019, he was the subject for Southern Connecticut State University's national television commercial. In 2020, Mr. McWeeney received a GRAMMY® nomination for writing two of the tracks—and providing compositional revisions—for David Darling’s album Homage to Kindness.
Mr. McWeeney is spending his time these days teaching preschool special education, and commissioning new compositional and studio work—including work for bassist Nathan East.
Mr. McWeeney is also the owner of McWeeney Aquatic Consulting, LLC and is licensed to practice in Connecticut. His firm specializes in aquatic programming, development, and services for both aquatic industry workers and aquatic facilities.