William Crabtree

Professor

William Crabtree
615-494-7908
Room 211, John Bragg Media and Entertainment Building (BRAGG)
MTSU Box 21, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information

  • M.Ed., Cambridge College, MA (2005)
  • B.S., Middle Tennessee State University (1990)

Areas of Expertise

Techniques of Recording
Advanced Techniques of Analog Recording

Biography

Bill Crabtree, Assistant Professor of Recording Industry, received his B.S. in Recording Industry from Middle Tennessee State University and his M.Ed. in Instructional Technology from Cambridge College in Cambridge Massachusetts. Bill has been an educator in audio for over 15 years. He has served as Assistant Professor at Berklee College of Music, Artist in Residence at Emerson College, Chairman of Recording Arts at Massachusetts Communications College, and Assistant Chairman of Audio Production...

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Bill Crabtree, Assistant Professor of Recording Industry, received his B.S. in Recording Industry from Middle Tennessee State University and his M.Ed. in Instructional Technology from Cambridge College in Cambridge Massachusetts. Bill has been an educator in audio for over 15 years. He has served as Assistant Professor at Berklee College of Music, Artist in Residence at Emerson College, Chairman of Recording Arts at Massachusetts Communications College, and Assistant Chairman of Audio Production at New England Institute of Art.

Bill was born into a family of actors, directors, writers, singers, and dancers. His mother was an actress/model and his father was a playwright/actor/director. He spent much of his childhood and teenage years working in a variety of capacities in theatrical production at the Cumberland County Playhouse in Crossville TN. He learned to play drums and percussion and made his way into the orchestra by age 16 where he played over 30 major musicals.

Bill moved to Boston in 1986 where he worked as a musician, producer, and freelance engineer. He has done audio production, sound design, and music composition for many New England artists and corporate clients such as Silver Burdett & Ginn, Rounder Records, and Simon and Shuster Interactive. Bill worked as a staff engineer at Q Division Recording Studios in Boston where he recorded many jazz and world music artists such as The Beat Circus, Shirim Klezmer Orchestra, Philip Hamilton, Patricia Vlieg, Safam, and III Kings.

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