Assoc. Prof. Andrew Legg is a Tasmanian musician & director of the ARIA award-nominated Southern Gospel Choir, which he runs through the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music. He is the Head of School at the Conservatorium, as well as a contemporary piano & keyboard tutor. He is also Director of Music at St Clements Anglican Church, Kingston.
Dr. Legg is trained as a classical pianist, composer and teacher but is best known for his work in contemporary music, especially gospel, soul and jazz.
The Southern Gospel Choir and Dr. Legg have received much acclaim both statewide, nationally, and internationally with leading gospel artists in the USA. Legg has worked with many prominent US gospel artists including Myron Butler, Kirk Franklin, Dr. Horace Boyer, Marvin Weatherford and Xanielle Davis. He has undertaken postgraduate studies at the Tuskegee Institute and the Martin Luther King University examining African-American history and the growth of gospel music. He gained his PhD in 2008.
Assoc. Prof. Legg formed the Southern Gospel Choir and the "Very Righteous Gospel Band" in 2000, soon after becoming a staff member at the Conservatorium.
The Very Righteous Gospel Band includes:
Alistair Dobson (saxophone)
Steve Marskell (drums)
Randal Muir (Hammond organ)
Bob Tolputt (bass guitar)
Assoc. Prof. Legg has contributed greatly, working with other staff members, in bringing about many changes and improvements to the contemporary stream of courses at the Conservatorium.1995: Solo album Spark In The Dark
2005: Great Day with The Southern Gospel Choir
2009: High On a Mountain with The Southern Gospel Choir