McNally Smith College of Music

Sean McPherson

Summer Workshops Coordinator / Assistant Coordinator, Hip-Hop Studies

Sean McPherson

Sean McPherson is the co-founder and bassist of the Twin Cities hip-hop group Heiruspecs. In addition to numerous national headlining tours, Heiruspecs has opened for Cake, Ja Rule, Lyrics Born, The White Stripes and many others. Heiruspecs’ music has been featured on Diddy’s Making His Band and VH1’s Behind the Music.

Sean McPherson is also a sought-after studio bassist in the Twin Cities and his work can be heard on Brother Ali’s Us and The Undisputed Truth, Tony Hawk’s Pro-Skater 3, P.O.S.’s Ipecac Neat and Eyedea and Abilities’s E&A. Sean held a workshop for the College Board’s New York City Public School students regarding hip-hop as a professional and academic path in 2007.

Sean graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007 with an Individualized Degree in Music, African-American Studies and Cultural Studies.