Andrew began his compositional studies at Mars Hill College under Dr. Brian Tinkel.  From there he continued to study Arranging and Composition at The University of Massachusetts Amherst under Thom Hannum, Michael Klesch, and Colin McNutt.  

Barlow has been arranging for percussion ensembles and marching bands since 2005, and has worked with many Scholastic and WGI Ensembles.   He has designed and consulted for Scholastic Percussion Ensembles all across the United States. He is currently the music arranger and program coordinator for Morton Ranch High School in Katy, TX.

Andrew arranges and composes for concert, marching, and contemporary percussion ensembles and has composed for the following schools and ensembles:

Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps - Atlanta, GA

The Connecticut Hurricanes Drum and Bugle Corps - Seymour, CT

The University of Massachusetts Minuteman Marching Band - Amherst, MA

The University of Massachusetts Marimba Ensembles - Amherst, MA

Mars Hill University Mountain Lion Band - Mars Hill, NC

The Reading Buccaneers Drum and Bugle Corps - Reading, PA

United Percussion Indoor Percussion Ensemble - Camden County, NJ

Morton Ranch High School - Katy, TX

North Penn High School - Lansdale, PA

West Springfield High School - Springfield, VA

Horseheads High School - Horseheads, NY

Dutchtown High School - Geismar, LA

Timber Creek High School - Sicklerville, NJ

Agawam High School, Agawam, MA

Wilson Area High School - Easton, PA

Daniel Boone High School - Birdsboro, PA

Charles D. Owen High School - Black Mountain, NC

Freedom High School - Morganton, NC