ANDREW BUCHANAN-SMART MBA, MMS, MA, MMus, FTCL, LTCL, AIRMT, MInstD Before immigrating to New Zealand, Andrew attended the Purcell School of Music in London. His teachers included Margaret Good piano; Rosemary Rappaport violin; Sydney Ellison trumpet; Graham Treacher conducting; Jonathan Lambert and Aaron Copland composition; and Sir Thomas Armstrong for Baroque studies. In New Zealand he focussed on teaching and working in the music industry, eventually owning and operating several different music businesses. He was resident conductor of the Waikato Symphony Orchestra, founded the Opus Orchestra in 1991, was Musical Director of Opera Waikato and was conductor of the Hamilton Citizens Brass Band. As Director of Music for Vision College, he wrote the papers for a BMus degree, approved and accredited by the NZQA. He is currently a Council Member of The Institute of Registered Music Teachers NZ, a Board Member of The New Zealand Music Examinations Board and the Chairperson of Hamilton Community Centre of Music and Sistema Waikato. He is also the Waikato Times music reviewer. His compositions have been performed in New Zealand and internationally.