"It's amazing the way you can apply technology to an art form" -Geoff Downes
Melanie Montgomery is an audio engineer originally from Farmington Hills, Michigan. Her musical journey started when she was 10 years old, by playing clarinet in the 5th grade band. This passion for music continued to grow, and led her to the Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana, where she pursued a double major in clarinet performance and audio engineering and sound production. In college, Melanie discovered a love of recording arts, and became devoted to honing the technical and creative skills required to be a successful audio engineer.
Melanie's true passion lies in classical music. She's recorded countless orchestra production, head engineered three different operas, and has spent countless hours recording smaller solo and chamber music recitals. Possessing a particular interest in new music, Melanie has made it a point to collaborate with living composers and modern artists, such as Krzysztof Penderecki, Christopher Larosa, Dominick DiOrio, and the Pastrami Quartet.
However, Melanie's skills extend far beyond the traditional concert hall. As part of her studies at Jacobs, she's spent countless hours recording, mixing, and mastering a wide range of popular music, including jazz, rock, folk, and even EDM. Melanie also has experience as a board operator and audio technician for several live musical and theatrical performances.
Melanie currently works at Indiana University as a production assistant, teaching assistant, video engineer, and studio manager. During the summer of 2017, Melanie worked as a recording engineer at the Interlochen Center for the Arts. In 2018, she completed an audio engineering internship at the Brevard Music Center. Finally, Melanie will serve as an Audio/Video Apprentice with the Santa Fe Opera Company during the summer of 2019.