Executive Committee

We welcome anyone to join our committee meetings. We meet to plan events and set goals. If you would like to join us please RSVP to the event. It is also a good idea to email us so we can plan for your arrival and keep you informed if the meeting is canceled or relocated last minute.  We look forward to hearing your ideas!

Chair: Owen Curtin
Vice Chair: John Sage
Secretary: Dereck Blackburn
Treasurer: Mike Reed

Chair – Owen Curtin

Owen is a sound engineer and professor of audio technology. He has worked with recording artists including Sheryl Crow, David Gray, Keane, Amanda Palmer and Jordan Knight. Owen is the co-owner at The Bridge Sound and Stage.  Along with numerous DIY preamps and other tools, he designed and built a control room monitoring solution for the 500 series. Owen’s courses at Emerson College and the New England Institute of Art includes Adv. Studio Recording, Foley, and Senior Seminar. Owen holds a bachelor’s in Media Arts from Emerson College and a master’s in Music Technology at from The Conservatorium at the University of New Castle. He is the funder of Audio Builders Workshop, runs Colonial Sound and Concord Carlisle High School and answers questions on Facebook as Ask An Audio Pro.
Contact: owen.curtin at the google mail service.  https://www.linkedin.com/in/owencurtin/  617.82.owenc

Vice Chair – Jonathan Sage

Secretary – Dereck Blackburn

Dereck Blackburn is a freelance audio engineer and owner of Quiethouse Recording in Bedford, MA. He has worked with artists like Imogen Heap, Windmills, Husbands, and Carsick Cars. Contact via QuiethouseRecording.com

Treasurer – Michael Reed

My professional career got started in 2008 when I went to work for KVL A/V in small hotel in Cambridge, MA. As a student in the Audio Production and Media Technology program at The New England Institute of Art Brookline, MA I came to like the pressures and rewards of the live event world and learned many different aspects of a full production such as sound, lighting, video and projection. Two years later I was brought on as a freelancer with Terry Hanley Audio Systems and began to be part of larger scale productions and it was enough, I was hooked. Further employment opportunities led me to corporate and rental A/V companies such as SWANK A/V and Rentex Inc. My freelance connections grew and I’ve worked for many different companies nationwide including Projection National Services.
In late 2013 I landed a great gig as a house sound engineer at a club called “Church” in the Fenway area and was a mixer and system tech for almost two years. I managed an internship program and met a lot of great people in the process. Earlier that year in the spring, I started my own business called Marathon Audio Systems and began taking work under my sole proprietorship. I’ve moved the business several times since but am up and running happily in Providence, RI.
Currently, I work for a full production company called ATR Treehouse and sit as the secretary of the Boston chapter of the AES. I volunteer as a recording engineer at the North Taunton Baptist Church and do some post production of services when needed in my mix suite at home. My future plans involve working for myself as a system tech, tuning PA’s and networked audio for shows as well as teaching audio related concepts in some fashion.

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