Hello, I’m Andy Gladbach – I am a composer, pianist, filmmaker, and occasional actor. Welcome to my site!
I was born and raised in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin and moved to Burbank, California in the summer of 2010. I graduated from Pepperdine University, where I studied music composition and piano performance, and am currently pursuing an MFA in Film and Television Production from the USC School of Cinematic Arts.
I compose music primarily for films. My latest film project is a score to the 1925 silent film Little Annie Rooney starring Mary Pickford. The 96-minute score was recorded in September of 2015 (the score was written for 12 players – I play the piano part). Its next screening will be July 16, 2016 at the Egyptian Theater, and there are also plans are for a release on DVD and television. Other scores I’ve written are uploaded in the videos section of this website.
I have been playing piano for 19 years, since I was three years old. I am an expert sight-reader, and I can also improvise, play by ear, and transpose music quickly. I frequently play as a soloist, but I play piano more often as an accompanist for other musicians. I’ve served as the rehearsal pianist for choirs and productions of musicals and operas, accompanied vocal and instrumental soloists, and have been an accompanist, coach, and music director for various music programs and stage productions. I have experience playing many other instruments, including clarinet, saxophone, violin, and guitar.
I began acting professionally when I was 6 years old, when I was cast in a production of A Christmas Carol at the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre. I continued to perform on stage until I moved to California. I have a brief speaking role in The Amazing Spider-Man, which was released in the summer of 2012.