ANDY MURPHY BIO
Recording engineer, producer, music publisher, singer, songwriter and educator, Andy has 30 years experience in the fields of music and recording. He has been involved in thousands of recording and multimedia projects as an engineer/producer or singer/musician. Some of these projects include recordings with: Asleep at the Wheel, Carol King, Jennifer Warnes, George Strait, Jerry Jeff Walker, Gary P. Nunn, Eric Johnson, the Austin Chamber Ensemble , the Austin Symphony Orchestra, Kronos String Quartet, Peter Erskine, Walt Disney children's albums and Miramar's Imaginaria computer animation feature to name just a few.
Mr. Murphy has been an integral part of the development of the Austin music and recording scene playing professionally in Austin venues from 1974 -1989 and working as talent, engineer and producer in most of Austin's top professional recording studios from the late 70's to the present.
From1983-1987 Mr. Murphy served on the Board of Directors for the Austin Music Umbrella and chaired it's annual Songwriting and Composers' Competitions.
From 1986-1989 Andy served two terms as President of the Austin Chapter of the Texas Music Association, and one term as Chairman of the Board. As president of the TMA Mr. Murphy was one of the leaders in starting the process to create the Governor’s Texas Music Office and a Texas NARAS Chapter.
In1988 Andy was appointed as a committee member for the Music District Committee, appointed by the Austin City Council, to study and recommend how to further develop the music industry in Austin.
In 1989 he served on the Planning and Curriculum Committees to develop the Commercial Music Management Associate Degree plan at Austin Community College. Mr. Murphy designed and taught the audio production curriculum for that program from 1989 until 1999. For the last 4 years Andy has served as the Chair of the Commercial Music Management Degree Plan Advisory Committee for Austin Community College.
Since 1993 Mr. Murphy has been the Chief Recording Engineer for the College of Fine Arts Recording Studio at the University of Texas in Austin and teaches "Modern Recording Techniques" in the School of Music at UT. Two of his UT students won the Downbeat Magazine Student Award for Best Engineered Live Recording in 1996.
Andy has also been the Chief Recording Engineer for the Austin Symphony Orchestra since 1994.
Serving on the Board of Governors of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, Andy has hosted and served on the Producing and Engineering panel for Grammy in the Schools from 1995 through the present at UT School of Music.
Mr. Murphy is also Chair of the Texas Section of the Audio Engineering Society and a member of the American Association of University Professors.