John Healy

Lecturer I - Arts And Humanities

Professional Preparation

University of North Texas - 2018
M.S. - Musical Performance: Guitar
Southern Methodist University - 2003
Ph.D. - Musical Performance: Guitar
University of Texas at Dallas


Adjunct Faculty Member
Eastfield College [2003–Present]
Guest Instructor
Faculty Member
Gray Studios [2002–Present]
Graduate Assistant to Director of Guitar Studies
Southern Methodist University [2001–2003]

Additional Information

Personal Statement

Eddie Healy began studying the classical guitar with Dr. Enric Madriguera. He received his Bachelor's Degree in classical guitar performance at the University of North Texas then completed a Master of Music degree with Robert Guthrie at Southern Methodist University. 

Eddie has performed with the vocalists of The Orchestra of New Spain as well as string soloists from The Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Eddie traveled to Spain in 2008 for a series of concerts and to Mexico in 2009 to perform at the 19th Annual International Guitar Festival of Morelia and again at the Festival Ramón Noble in Pachuca. At the 2009 Texas Guitar Festival, he performed on the same program as David Russell and will share the stage with William Kanengiser at the Texas Festival in 2010.

He currently teaches at UT Dallas, Eastfield College, the Spring Creek and Central Park campuses of the Collin County Community College District and the Gray School of Music. He has been a judge at the Annual Texas Guitar Competition and Festival and a co-director of the Annual Eastfield Collegiate Guitar Competition and Festival. He will serve as the assistant festival director at the 2010 Texas Guitar Competition and Festival.

His original compositions have been performed in Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain and the United States. One of his pieces was featured on the youth showcase of the Guitar Foundation of America's International Festival of 2009. He has composed the theme to a series of podcasts produced by UT Dallas titled, "A Conversation With" and the alma mater for Rogers Middle School in Prosper, Texas. He is a member of ASCAP.

He is currently pursuing his PhD at UT Dallas with his first guitar instructor, Dr. Madriguera, serving as his advisor. 

  • Periodic performances sponsored by the Dallas Classic Guitar Society.
  • Concert performance at the 2003 Texas International Guitar Competition.
  • Accompanist for recitals and juries at Southern Methodist University.
  • Freelance performances throughout the Dallas area including weddings, seasonal concerts and private engagements.
Honors Fraternities and Awards
  • Phi Theta Kappa, The National Dean's List, 1997 Alice Berding Jones award recipient, 1996 Dallas Federation of Music Clubs Scholarship recipient