Will MacMorran is a multi-talented musician, producer, audio engineer, and educator. He is currently employed in the renowned Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music Studies Program at East Tennessee State University where he teaches courses in audio engineering, band classes, and individual instruction in a wide variety of instruments. Will also serves as an instructor of audio engineering at Northeast State Community College and continues to tour both nationally and internationally with acclaimed acts including Seven Nations, The StepCrew, The Fitzgeralds, Dakota Bradley, and Ashley Davis. Will will be touring with 6 time Grammy winning group The Chieftains on their 2018 Spring Tour. Will toured both Scotland and China in 2017 as well.
Will has performed with the celtic rock pioneering group Seven Nations for over 10 years. They’ve done it all. Recently, garnering the attention of the Orchestra world by including dates with several American orchestras, most notably the multi-Grammy-winning Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Jacksonville Symphony, and the South Carolina Philharmonic. They also became the first Celtic rock band to bring this exhilarating collaboration to the stage at an outdoor Irish festival, when they performed an entire show with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra at the Dublin Irish Festival.
In addition, Seven Nations has played the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, a New Year’s Eve performance at Scotland’s Royal Mile for some 40,000 people, and at the New York City Marathon. Seven Nations has been the subject of a multi-million dollar advertising campaign and appeared in over 20 major publications including Rolling Stone, Billboard, Playboy, Maxim, GQ, Stuff, and FHM.
Will was the musical engineer and producer of the recently released documentary The Breaks: Centuries of Struggle narrated by Dirtiest Jobs host Mike Rowe - trailer below.
Below you'll find links to a few tracks from one of Will's recent projects, a Scots Gaelic Pop crossover project with Kirk McLeod of Seven Nations. Will engineered, produced, and performed everything on the following tracks.
And finally here's a few videos from the studio -
Will received his Bachelor of Science in Audio Engineering Technology from Belmont University and his Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from East Tennessee State University.
Will is thankful for the artist relationships he has with LR Baggs and EMG Pickups.