Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Professional Summary

Highly driven and versatile classically trained musician with over eight years of demonstrated experience filling a multitude of different performing, teaching, and A/V tech roles with a focus on building and maintaining positive client/customer relations. Consistent and significant successes have been achieved across multiple fields and throughout all past positions with an acute understanding of both general musicality and all stages of music-making combined with a results-oriented yet creative approach to program development and implementation.

Expected in 05/2019
Bachelor of Humanities And Arts: Bassoon Performance & Cognitive Neuroscience
Carnegie Mellon University - Pittsburgh, PA,

Minor: Sound Design

Work Experience
03/2018 to 04/2020
Chief Audio Engineer/Lead Drummer Spring Wizard City, STATE,
  • Responsible for directing setup and administering regular maintenance/live troubleshooting of all audio hardware including microphones, cables, PA systems, mixing console, and electronic sound design integration before sound checks and during live performances.
  • Designed and constructed a fully functional at-home recording studio, implementing optimal acoustic treatment in order to produce near-professional-quality recordings and mixes.
  • Directed and oversaw execution of pre- and post-recording session tasks at both the at-home studio as well as a campus-based professional studio: detailed microphone placement, thorough sound checks, and meticulous post-production editing, mixing, and mastering utilizing both Pro Tools and Ableton Live.
  • Collaborated with 5 independent clients to book small-venue concerts, determine project scopes and coordinate performance logistics and expectations.
  • Maintained prominent role in providing general creative input for the band: melodic composition, lyric writing, and overall song conceptualization and musical development.
  • Self-taught and successfully performed multiple times each on as needed basis with over 7 different instruments- achieving proficiency with the bass guitar, ukulele, Ableton Live MIDI instruments, and several world percussion hand drums.
01/2016 to 09/2019
Assistant Audio Engineer Carnegie Mellon Vlahakis Recording Studio City, STATE,
  • Served as lead Audio Engineer during over 15 separate multi-track recording sessions, collaborating closely with 5 different artists to produce high-quality recordings, while taking extra steps to fulfill artist expectations by performing extensive sound design and post-production editing at the campus-based recording studio.
  • Mixed and mastered vocal arrangements and music compositions utilizing elements such as equalization, compression, and numerous other editing techniques to improve production quality using the industry standard Pro Tools software.
  • Held valuable role in establishing connections, coordinating schedules, and managing logistics for over 15 artists throughout more than 50 recording sessions in order to facilitate smooth and productive sessions and to ultimately achieve peak client satisfaction.
  • Primarily responsible for pre-session audio equipment setup, precise microphone selection and placement, conducting sound checks, and supervising post-session equipment teardown.
09/2017 to 04/2018
Media Technology Center Student Aide Carnegie Mellon University City, STATE,
  • Tracked student attendance trends and helped implement enhancements to the MTC curriculum, leading to a 23% Increase in overall student retention rate.
  • Tutored struggling students individually and in small groups to reinforce learning concepts and increase proficiency and confidence with various music production/editing programs (Sibelius, Finale, Reaper, Ableton Live, Max MSP, Logic Pro, Cubase, FL Studio, Reason, and Pro Tools).
  • Developed modernized preventative maintenance programs and conducted basic troubleshooting for all A/V equipment in a 25-seat computer lab designed to teach music technology courses.
Relevant Skills and Projects
  • Fluent Spanish speaker
  • Ample experience with both individual and small-group lesson plan development, implementation and mentoring
  • Proficient in Music Theory, Ear Training, and Dalcroze Eurhythmics early childhood pedagogy
  • Experience with special events A/V Technician duties as well as complex logistics planning, management and execution
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; exceptionally adept at establishing, maintaining, and achieving positive client relationships and overall satisfaction
  • Comfortable working in high-pressure environments to reach deadlines or satisfy selective clients
  • Time Travel With my Space Camel: A six-song EP composed, produced, recorded, and mixed entirely by Spring Wizard (2020)
  • Senior Capstone Project: Racial Attitudes and Musical Preference: a Correlational Study (2019)
  • Houston American Festival for the Arts (AFA) low winds section leader (summer 2015/16)
  • Carnegie Hall Honors Performance Series Finalist, (2015)
  • TMEA all-state Bassoonist (2014)

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