Andrew Burke is interested in exploring music’s ability to address and elucidate complex social and political issues.
Burke began writing music in high school as a pop musician. His former band, The Da Vincis, released their debut album during their Junior year, which Robert Christgau praised for displaying a “bossa-tinged mastery of the three-minute pop song.” In conjunction with popular music, Burke studied piano performance for nearly 20 years with various teachers including Lynn Raley, who first introduced him to contemporary and 20th century repertoire.
Burke has continued to release critically acclaimed pop music under the moniker Danke Shane and recently completed post-production on a short experimental documentary, You Are Here, which he directed and scored. He received his bachelors from Haverford College, where he studied with Ingrid Arauco. In the fall of 2019, he will enter the Peabody Institute, where he will study with Christopher Cerrone and Kevin Puts.