Andy Hill is a thirty-year veteran of the film and television music industry, former vice- president of music production for Walt Disney Studios, Grammy Award-winning music supervisor, founder of the MFA program in Music Composition for the Screen at Columbia College Chicago, and author of Scoring The Screen: The Secret Language Of Film Music (Hal Leonard, June 2017). Films for which he served as executive in charge of music production have earned nine Academy Awards in music categories. Projects for which Andy served as music supervisor include Ed Wood and Message In A Bottle.
In 2012, Andy was engaged to oversee the launch of the international MA in film scoring at Berklee College of Music, Valencia, Spain. While in Europe for three years, he developed a â€œtraveling classroomâ€ for both aspiring media composers and filmmakers eager to learn how to more effectively employ music in cinematic storytelling. He carries with him hundreds of carefully curated clips, tracks, and scores, and his presentations are as much audio-visual experience as lecture. Andy is currently an industry advisor for the masters program in Scoring for Film and Visual Media at Pulse College, Dublin, and has lectured for the University of Edinburgh, HKU, and the University of Austria at Krems. He has been a regular presenter for Krakow’s Film Music Festival and Jan Kaczmarek’s Transatlantyk Festival in Poznan. He is also the author of a trilogy of â€œmetaphysical detectiveâ€ novels published as the Stephan Raszer Investigations, and with his son, the upcoming YA science-fiction novel, The Switch (Curiosity Quills, April 2017). His original screenplay, TESLA, received top honors in the Northern Lights Screenplay Competition.
Andy lives with his family in Nashville, Tennessee.