Eddie Healy began playing guitar at the age of 13. He attended Eastfield College before completing his Bachelor of Music in classical guitar performance at The University of North Texas. He subsequently completed a Master of Music degree at Southern Methodist University.
He is faculty member specializing in guitar and music theory studies at Dallas College. He has also taught at the Gray School of Music since 2002. Eddie is the director of the Brookhaven-Allegro Guitar Orchestra, a community guitar ensemble that meets regularly at Dallas College. He has served as the assistant festival director at the Texas International Guitar Competition/Festival since 2010 and is director of the festival’s youth competition. Additionally, he serves as the Director of Education at the annual Houston Classical Guitar Festival and Competition.
Eddie performs regularly in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. He has also performed live on WRR-Classical 101.1. He traveled to Spain in 2008 for a series of concerts and twice to Mexico in 2009 to perform at the 19 th Annual International Guitar Festival of Morelia and the 4th Festival Internacional de Guitarra Ramón Noble. He has appeared on national television and radio programs in Mexico. Healy returned to Spain in 2014 as a member of the faculty of the annual ChamberArt Madrid Festival and has done so several times since alongside his students and his duet partner, mezzo-soprano Dr. Brandi Estwick. Estwick and Healy have performed together in many venues in the DFW area, Houston, Oklahoma, and in Spain. Many of the selections they program are Healy’s own arrangements. Likewise, he has produced many arrangements for one or two voices with guitar ensemble.
Eddie’s original compositions have been performed all over the world. He has composed the theme to a series of podcasts produced by The University of Texas at Dallas titled “A Conversation With…”, the theme for the Arts-Based Learning for Business video series, scores for several video games produced by the UTD Arts and Technology Video Game Lab, and the alma mater for Rogers Middle School in Prosper, Texas. In 2012 Healy released a CD consisting
exclusively of his compositions titled, Direction. James Scott of minor7th.com said that the recording, “…is a triumph, offering the listener accessible compositions matched by immaculate performances.” He published the sheet music for several of the compositions from Direction with Joachim-Trekel-Musikverlag in 2010 and has ten publications with Les Productions d’OZ to date. Eddie is a member of ASCAP.
“Eddie Healy may turn out to be one of the brilliant new composers of our time for neo-classical guitar.”-Minor7th.com