"It's amazing the way you can apply technology to an art form"
Hailing from Farmington Hills, Michigan, Melanie Montgomery is an audio engineer focused on contemporary classical and acoustic music production. Originally trained as a classical clarinetist, her interest in the intersection of music and technology led her to earn both a Bachelor of Music in Clarinet Performance degree and a Bachelor of Science in Audio Engineering and Sound Production degree from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.
Melanie has spent countless hours recording classical music productions of all types. Highlights include capturing performances with the Phoenix Symphony, the Arizona Musicfest Festival Orchestra, the Santa Fe Opera Company, and the NOTUS contemporary vocal ensemble. Melanie is also skilled at audio post production, and is credited as a mixing and mastering engineer on dozens of releases for Navona Records, Ravello Records, Big Round Records, and Ansonica Records.
Her past career highlights include working as a Recording Engineer for the Interlochen Center for the Arts, Audio/Video Apprentice for the Santa Fe Opera Company, and Assistant Audio Engineer with Central Sound at Arizona PBS. She currently works as an Audio Engineer with PARMA recordings, where she focuses on audio post production for classical, jazz, and world music, and contributes to over 100 album releases a year.