Maddi Deckard is a sound designer, audio engineer, and entertainment technician for theatre, film, and music. She works as a freelancer in the entertainment industry throughout the LA, Riverside, and Orange County areas. Her credits include shows at The Wayward Artist (Sound & Video Designer), Chapman University (Sound Designer), Chance Theater (Assistant Sound Designer, Audio Engineer), South Coast Repertory (A2), and East West Players (A2).
Maddi earned her BA in Theatre Technology with a minor in Music Technology at Chapman University in Orange, CA. Her main focus was sound design and audio technology. She has been on the tech crew for numerous productions, including positions as an audio engineer, technician, A2, and board operator. She also worked on the creative team for productions as a sound designer.
Other Interests: interactive/immersive audio, game audio, music arrangement, projections/video design
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B.A. Theatre Technology, Music Technology Minor
Graduation: May 22nd, 2020 || Departmental Honors & Latin Honors
Thesis: “The Art of Sound Designing Live Performances in Theatre" [link to Abstract, p.118, published on Digital Commons]
Accomplishments & Awards: Dean’s Scholarship Award (2016-2020), Provost's List (2017-2020)
Membership: United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT), National Society for Collegiate Scholars (NSCS)
Extracurriculars: Chapman Student Org. Productions (CSOP), Chapman On Broadway (COB)
Programs: Thesis Writing Bootcamp, Career Certified Student (ATLAS), Iluminación Writing Program (OHS)