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Eddie Healy began playing guitar at the age of 13. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in classical guitar performance at The University of North Texas and completed a Master of Music degree at Southern Methodist University.


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 19th 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 Hidalgo, Mexico. Healy returned to Spain in 2014 on the faculty of the annual ChamberArt Madrid Festival and as one half of his duo with mezzo-soprano, Brandi Estwick. And, the duo is returning to perform on the ChamberArt series in the summer of 2016.


He is the Coordinator of Guitar and Music Theory Studies at Eastfield College in Mesquite, TX. And, he also teaches at The University of Texas at Dallas and the Gray School of Music. Eddie is the director of the Brookhaven-Allegro Guitar Orchestra, a community guitar ensemble in Dallas that meets and performs regularly at Brookhaven College. He has served as the assistant festival director at the Texas International Guitar Competition/Festival since 2010 and is director of that festival’s youth competition. And, in 2016 he was named the Director of Education at the Annual Classical Minds Guitar Festival and Competition.


His original compositions have been performed all over the world. He has composed the theme to a series of podcasts produced by UTD titled “A Conversation With…”, scores for several video games, 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 of Hamburg, Germany in 2010 and has six 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



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