Bio

Maddi Deckard is a sound designer, audio engineer, and entertainment technician. She is based in Southern California, but open to travel and relocation. Her professional credits include shows at The Wayward Artist (Sound & Video Designer), Puttin' On Productions (Sound Designer), Chapman University (Sound Designer), Chance Theater (Assistant Sound Designer), East West Players (Audio Engineer), and Pixel Playhouse (Audio Engineer).

In 2022, Maddi received the award for Outstanding Sound Design at OCTG Theatre Awards. She was also nominated for Outstanding Notable Achievement (Video Design). Both acknowledgements were for her design work on The Nether at The Wayward Artist. She earned her B.A. in Theatre Technology with a minor in Music Technology from Chapman University. Her focus was sound design and audio technology.


Other Interests: interactive/immersive audio, game audio, music arrangement, projections/video design

Resume

Maddi Deckard - Resume [05-2022].pdf

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Academics

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)

Affiliations

Crew Photos

East West Player's production of Stephen Sondheim's Assassins at Union Center for the Arts
Chapman Student Org.'s production of Green Day's American Idiot at Memorial Hall
Chapman University's production of Avenue Q at Musco Center for the Arts