The Business of Music with Artist Agent, Andrew Kwan

Wednesday, July 26, 3:00 – 4:00pm Andrew Kwan
Boyd Neel Room, Edward Johnson Building

Andrew Kwan is director of Andrew Kwan Artists Management Inc. (AKAM). Founded in 1991, AKAM specializes in career development and management for many of Canada’s most established classical musicians. Mr. Kwan has been award the 2014 CAPACOA Agent of the Year, 2013 Ontario Contact Agent of the Year, 2011 BC Touring Council Agent of the Year and his roster includes such artists as Anagnoson & Kinton, Martin Beaver, Jane Coop, Lucille Chung, Gryphon Trio, and Philip Chiu, to name a few.

Mr. Kwan has been advisor for all levels of government arts councils and is often invited to jury grant programs and music competitions. He is currently on the board of Prairie Debut, Axis Music, and is Chair of the Advisory Committee for Centennial College's Music Industry and Arts Program. He is on faculty at The Glenn Gould School, and graduate lecturer at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music for topics of career development, communication, and the business of music. Mr. Kwan holds a B.A. in Economics as well as a Non-Profit Management & Leadership Diploma, both from York University. In music, he holds an ARCT in piano performance from The Royal Conservatory and both a Licentiate (LTCL) and Fellowship (FTCL) from Trinity College, London, England.



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