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  • BradWardBrad Ward is a New York City based Sound Designer who works as an AV and Theatrical Systems Designer at DLR Group | Westlake Reed Leskosky. Previously, Brad worked as Assistant Professor of Audio Engineering Technology at Belmont University in Nashville, Project Manager for Blitz Communications in London, and Lead Audio for Cirque du Soleil’s The Beatles LOVE in Las Vegas. Brad also enjoys designing sound on a freelance basis.

  • Elisheba IttoopElisheba Ittoop (Sound Design) Her designs and original music have been heard at The Kennedy Center, Signature Theatre, Women’s Project, National Gallery of Art, Soho Rep, Triad Stage, Woolly Mammoth, Arena Stage, Cincinnati Playhouse, Cleveland Playhouse, Trinity Repertory, LaMaMa, 59E59, Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, Bonnaroo Music Festival, and the Center for Puppetry Arts. Elisheba was a resident sound designer at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center for the 2010 and 2011 National Playwrights Conferences, recipient of the Kenan Fellowship at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and winner of the 2008 USITT Rising Star Award. Education: NYU, North Carolina School of the Arts. www.elishebaittoop.com

  • Howard KaufmanHoward has worked in Pro Audio for over 40 years. His experience includes: Guitar and Keyboard, Audio Maintenance, Conference Audio, Radio and TV Audio, Music Recording, Roadie, Live Concert mixing, Corporate Event Audio, Studio recording, Studio Owner, Studio Design, Music Mastering, Wireless Microphones, A/V System Design. Currently Technical Representative and Northeast Territory Sales Manager for Lectrosonics.

  • Ken TravisBroadway Designs: In Transit, Disney's Aladdin, Jekyll & Hyde, A Christmas Story, Scandalous, Newsies, Memphis, The ThreePenny Opera, Barefoot in the Park, Steel Magnolias. Numerous regional theaters and companies including: 5th Avenue Theater (White Christmas, Sunday in the Park with George, Hello Dolly, Mame, Into the Woods, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers), La Jolla Playhouse, Seattle Rep, The Guthrie Theater, Dallas Theater Center, McCarter Theater, Playwrights Horizons, The New Group, NYSF Public Theater, CSC, SoHo Rep, The Civilians, Mabou Mines, and festivals across Europe and the US. When not designing theater Ken is a FOH and monitor engineer for rock bands and groups across the globe.

    Specialties: Sound reinforcement for theater and rock venues.

  • M Florian StaabM Florian Staab is a Sound Designer and Composer based in New York.

    Staab writes music and designs sound for Theater, Opera, Dance and other live performance events.
    He also enjoys mixing and recording live performances.

    His designs have been heard in over 100 productions around the US and internationally. Recent designs include work for the Public Theatre, the Irish Rep, the Pearl Theatre Company, Drama League, Partial Comfort, Culture Project, Keen Company, Chicago Opera Vanguard and others. Staab is the resident sound designer at the Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference.

  • Rachel O'ConnorRachel has been working as a professional audio engineer since 2008. Rachel has been on tour around North America with different Broadway musicals, and worked on Broadway on several different productions. She is currently working for NBC on Late Night with Seth Meyers. Her experience also includes large scale corporate events and concerts around the greater NY area. Graduated from Montclair State University in 2010 with a B.F.A in Production design.

  • Sam KusnetzSam Kusnetz is an associate sound designer working on Broadway, off-Broadway, and around the country. He's also the project manager for QLab and the founder of Team Sound.

  • Scott C. ParkerScott C. Parker: has been a freelance lighting designer for over 30 years and is currently the Director of Event Lighting for IMS Technology Services. Scott produces the annual Stage Lighting Super Saturday workshop in New York City, co-founded with the infamous Sonny Sonnenfeld in 2005. Scott served as Chair for the USITT NY Area Section and is active at the annual USITT national conferences. Rutgers, Temple, Columbus State, Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film, Pace, City Tech, City College, Edward R. Murrow School, and Berkeley Carroll School have all enjoyed, or put up with, his teaching.

  • SunHeeKilSound Designer Sun Hee (Sunny) Kil, originally from South Korea, is celebrating her tenth year in the United States! First earning an MFA in sound design at the University of Cinncinnati, College Conservatory of Music, she then spent five years on the faculty of the University of Central Oklahoma. In 2014 she was appointed assistant professor, Department of Theatre Arts, at SUNY New Paltz. Her sound design credits range from the musicals Caffeine at the Roppongi Blue Theatre in Tokyo, Japan, to Flipside at 59E59 in New York City.

  • Vinnie MacriVinnie Macri has over 40 years of experience in communications/ intercom and audio distribution technologies. He has recently written the intercom chapter of the NAB (National Assoc. of Broadcasters) Engineering Handbook.

    Vinnie is presently the Product Marketing Manager at Clear-Com. His responsibilities include working with R&D/product-development engineering teams and sales-channel customers within the various markets we serve to help evaluate communication needs with the company’s product portfolio.