Eric Morgeson biography
Eric Morgeson is an award-winning co-founder and co-owner of Studio A
Recording, a John Storyk designed state-of-the-art recording studio in metropolitan
Detroit. As a prolific keyboardist, composer, producer, and engineer, Eric has
worked across a wide variety of musical styles and genres. He played piano on his
first professional recording session at the age of 14 and has been actively involved
in the music business ever since. As a session musician in the 1970ʼs, Eric toured
with Dennis Coffey in support of the multi-million selling jazz fusion instrumental
“Scorpio.” Drawing from his work as a band leader and session musician in Detroit,
Eric founded Studio A Recording in 1978 with his partner, Marilyn Morgeson. In the
more than 35 years Studio A Recording has been in business it has earned more
than 35 Gold and Platinum record awards and has received three “Outstanding
Recording Studio of the Year” awards at the Motor City Music Awards. As a
producer and engineer, Eric has worked on projects for such labels as Epic,
Warner Bros., Orpheus/EMI, Atlantic, Polygram, Windham Hill, Sony Mexico, GRP,
Verity, Tabu, Motown and Curb Records. Eric was also a founding partner of
MusicWorks, a commercial music production company. Musicworks won numerous awards for its advertising work with Chrysler, Buick, K-Mart, Borders, Lincoln-Mercury, MTV, and others.
The last five years have been very productive for Eric and Studio A Recording. Studio A
Recording hosted The Clark Sisters as they recorded the vocals on their 2007 Grammy winning Traditional Gospel
album of the year, “Live…One Last Time”. Eric engineered
the 2008 Grammy nominated album “The Spice Of Life” by guitarist Earl
Klugh, and mastered the 2008 Grammy nominated album “Deitrick Haddon
Presents…Together In Worship” by Voices Of Unity. To date, Studio A has contributed to 16 Grammy nominated recordings and 2 Grammy Winners, including The Clark Sisters 2007 winner and the Kirk Franklin winner "Hello Fear" for 2011 Gospel album of the year.
In 2009, Studio A Recording is
proud to have recorded Aretha Franklin's music for the Barack Obama Presidential
Inauguration Ceremony where she sang “America (My Country Tis Of Thee).” Eric
mastered the subsequent recording that was released following Aretha Franklin's
performance. In 2010 Eric was honored with a Contemporary Gospel
Album of the Year Dove award nomination for his work as producer on the album
“America” by Tracy Edmond.
In 2010 Eric engineered Kem Owens 3rd album "Intimacy" at Studio A, a CD which has been RIAA Gold certified with sales in excess of 500,000 units. Eric has also mastered both of the Nacional Records releases by Chilean artist Ana Tijoux "La Bala" (2013 Grammy Nominated) and her most recent 2014 CD release "Vengo", which was also Grammy nominated for 2014 Latin Album of the Year.
Eric is an Avid certified Pro Tools Music Expert and Pro Tools Instructor / Operator and currently teaches Avid's authorized Pro Tools certification courses. He has authored one of the single most comprehensive books of Pro Tools instruction for music production entitled Practical Exercises For Pro Tools. He is also serving as an adjunct instructor in music production at the University of Michigan. See discography for a complete list of recordings Eric has worked on.