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, Message In A Bottle, and James and the Giant Peach.
In 2012, after five years directing the masters program at Columbia College, Andy was engaged to oversee the launch of the international MA in film scoring at Berklee College of Music, Valencia, Spain. He remained in Europe for three years doing consulting work and lecturing, and developed a “traveling classroom” for both aspiring media composers and filmmakers eager to learn how to more effectively employ music in cinematic storytelling. From 2015 to 2018, Andy served as a visiting lecturer and 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 “metaphysical detective” novels published as the Stephan Raszer Investigations, and with his son, Nathanael, the YA science-fiction novel, The Switch (Curiosity Quills, August 2017). His original screenplay, TESLA, received top honors in the Northern Lights Screenplay Competition.
Since late 2015, Andy has lived with his family in Nashville, Tennessee, where his company, CINEMUSE, provides music supervision and consulting services. He has three times led the Score-Com workshops for the Nashville Composers Association and contributed to On Location: Memphis on behalf of the Memphis Music Banq, as well as providing a lecture series on ‘Film Music for Filmmakers’ at Belmont University. His next assignment will take him back overseas, to Sofia, Bulgaria, where he has been appointed director of the M.F.A. in Music for Motion Pictures & Contemporary Media at the newly launched Film Scoring Academy of Europe.
Andy is pursuing his Ph.D in film musicology at the University of South Wales, Cardiff, Wales.