MADDI DECKARD

Audio Technician & Sound Designer


EVENTS

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Pride Month Panels & Concerts

I am the Production & Tech Manager and A/V Lead for the Color of Music Collective. I work on the collective's panels, live streams, concerts, content creation, management of productions, and technology requests.


Panels are always on Zoom & YouTube Live.

Registration will be available here once announced -> linktr.ee/colorofmusiccollective

Pixel Playhouse Cabaret

I'm an Audio Engineer for Pixel Playhouse's upcoming season of virtual live shows!


June 7th @ 7pm PST on Twitch

"The Disaster Show: How does this musicals show work again?"


June 14th @ 5pm PST on Twitch

"Testing 1... 2...: Singing songs, talking musicals, and hoping this goes well!

{ P A S T E V E N T S }

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Music Industry Panel

May 10 @ 4pm PST / 7pm EST on Zoom & YouTube Live

Social Media in the Music Industry: Undersatnding Your Audience


Past Panel Topics Include:

  • Warner Music Group Internships x

  • Challenges AAPIs Face Working in the Music Industry x

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Warner Music Group & AAPI Panels

April 25 @ 1pm PST / 4pm EST on Zoom & YouTube Live

WMG Internship Applications - Part 2: Ask A Recruiter


April 24 @ 1pm PST / 4pm EST on Zoom & YouTube Live

WMG Internship Applications - Part 1: How To Stand Out


April 5 @ 4:30pm PST / 7:30pm EST on Zoom & YouTube Live

Challenges AAPIs Face Working in the Music Industry


Past Panel Topics Include:

  • The Grammys: Behind The Nominees x

  • Women In Law: Breaking Down A 360 Deal x

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Music Industry Panels

March 22nd @ 4pm PST / 7pm EST on Zoom & YouTube Live

Women In Law: Breaking Down A 360 Deal


March 8th @ 4pm PST / 7pm EST on Zoom & YouTube Live

The Grammys: Behind The Nominees


Past Panel Topics Include:

  • The Importance of BIPOC Mentorship in the Music Industry x

  • A Roundtable with The Rising Game Changers in the Music Business x

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Music Industry Partnership Panels

Feb. 16th @ 5pm PST / 8pm EST on Zoom & YouTube Live

A Roundtable with The Rising Game Changers in the Music Business | In Partnership with Music Business Association


Feb. 8th @ 4pm PST / 7pm EST on Zoom & YouTube Live

The Importance of BIPOC Mentorship in the Music Industry | In Partnership with DefJam


Past Panel Topics Include:

  • Brand Partnerships: Innovation Through Collaboration x

  • Assistants: The Future Leaders of Touring & Marketing x

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First Panel of the Year!

Music Streaming Panel | Sponsored by DistroKid

Jan. 25th @ 4pm PST / 7pm EST on Zoom & YouTube Live

Past Panel Topics Include:

  • The Future of Live Music: Post-COVID x

  • Social Impact in the Music Business: Uniting Our Voices for Good x

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No public events are in the works for this month. I am finishing a mentorship program and developing a project with a mentor that works at a Los Angeles recording studio. It combines my experience in audio with my studies in sound design, music, and film. The project will go on my portfolio next month.

Mentorship Closing Event (Private)

December 14th, 2020 at 4pm PST on Zoom

I was one of the seven final projects chosen for the closing event, where we present to the mentors and all 30+ mentees that were involved in the program. Color of Music Collective's mentorship program for Fall 2020 lasted from October to December. Weekly 1-on-1 sessions were held between each mentor and mentee during the program, leading to the final project submissions and closing event selection. I applied for the mentorship program in September, interviewed, and was accepted into the Production Track.

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Last Panels of the Year!

Every other Monday at 4pm PST / 7pm EST on Zoom

Nov. 2nd - Brand Partnerships

Nov. 16th - The Future of Live Music

Nov. 30th - Social Impact in the Music Business


Check back for new panels and register on CoMC's website: colorofmusiccollective.com.

Past Panel Topics Include:

  • Broadcasting Live: The Future of Radio x

  • Artist Management: Shaping Careers x


What I do with Color of Music Collective:

I am a production and technology manager and lead AV engineer for the Color of Music Collective. I work on the collective's panel webinars, live stream showcases, content creation, management of productions, and technology requests.

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Color of Music Collective Panel Series Continues

Every other Monday at 4pm PST / 7pm EST on Zoom

Panel discussions with music industry professionals from major labels and companies.

Check back for new panels and register on CoMC's website: colorofmusiccollective.com.

Past Panel Topics Include:

  • A&R: The Path of Discovery x

  • Assistants: The Future Leaders of Touring & Marketing x


What I do with Color of Music Collective:

I am a production and technology manager and lead AV engineer for the Color of Music Collective. I work on the collective's panel webinars, live stream showcases, content creation, management of productions, and technology requests.

~ S E P T E M B E R 2 0 2 0 ~

Color of Music Collective Panel Series Continues

Every other Monday at 4pm PST / 7pm EST on Zoom

Panel discussions with music industry professionals from major labels and companies.

Check back for new panels and register on CoMC's website: colorofmusiccollective.com.

Past Panel Topics Include:

  • Word of Mouth: The Power of Digital Marketing & Promotion x

  • Assistants: The Future Leaders of Touring & Marketing x

  • Running A Label and Agency During A Pandemic x


What I do with Color of Music Collective:

I am a production and technology manager and lead AV engineer for the Color of Music Collective. I work on the collective's panel webinars, live stream showcases, content creation, management of productions, and technology requests.

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"The Listening Room" || Color of Music Collective x FEMILY

August 14th, 2020 at 6pm PST / 9pm EST on NoonChorus

Live performances by BAILEN, J. Graves, and Shreya Preeti.

Tickets for $3 at noonchorus.com/color-of-music-collective


My role in the live stream concert:

I am managing the production and technology team as the lead technician for the event and stage managing it. We are using OBS Studio for the live stream concert. will be streaming to audiences through NoonChorus, a video playback service and paywall provider.

OC Theatre Guild Roundtables Continue

August 11th, 2020 at 6pm-7:30pm PST on Facebook Live

For the latest information on upcoming roundtables, follow OCTG on Facebook.

Roundtables are live discussions featuring a group of theatre-makers talking about creating theatre during the pandemic.

Visit OCTheatreGuild.org for more information!


What I do with OC Theatre Guild:

I am solely a content creation volunteer for video promotion. I do not participate in the creation or moderation on the roundtables. I created a video to promote OC Theatre Guild's third roundtable conversation on Theatre Going Virtual During COVID. (View here)

Color of Music Collective Panel Series Continues

Every other Monday at 4pm PST / 7pm EST on Zoom

We host panel discussions with music industry professionals. Register on our website: colorofmusiccollective.com.

Past Panel Topics Include:

  • Running A Label and Agency During A Pandemic x

  • The Creative Strategy Behind LGBTQ+ Artists x


What I do with Color of Music Collective:

I am a production and technology contributor for the Color of Music Collective. I work on the collective's live webinars, content creation, management of productions, and technology requests (ie. YouTube channel uploads, SEO integration, Squarespace website changes, Mailchimp newsletter updates).

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OC Theatre Guild Roundtables

Roundtables are live discussions featuring a group of local theatre makers talking about creating theatre during the pandemic. They are broadcast on Facebook Live and run about 90 minutes. Visit OCTheatreGuild.org for more information!

Past Topics:

  • How Theatre Is Going Virtual x

  • Education & Outreach x


What I do with OC Theatre Guild:

I am a content creation volunteer for video used for promotion and social media. I am not involved in creating or moderating roundtables. My video to promote OC Theatre Guild's third roundtable can be viewed by clicking here.


If you are able, please consider making a donation to the OCTG Theatre Artists Relief Fund and/or share the donation page with others. Click here to go to the donation page: OCTG Theatre Artists Relief Fund


Color of Music Collective Panel Series

Every other Monday at 4pm PST / 7pm EST on Zoom

We host panel discussions with music industry professionals. Register on our website: colorofmusiccollective.com

Past Panel Topics Include:

  • Navigating the Job Market in the Music Industry as a POC and/or LGBTQ+ Individual x

  • The Rise in Latin Music and Culture in the United States x


What I do with the Color of Music Collective:

I am a production, technology, and media contributor for the Color of Music Collective. I contribute to the collective's live webinars, content creation, and management of social media pages. I assist with monitoring audio and the chat during panels. Visit our Instagram @ColorOfMusicCollective for updates and announcements.

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Album Release Listening Party

May 12th, 2020 at 6pm PST on Zoom

"Anonymous Vision": A compilation album from the members of "Live Performance with Technology" (MUS344-01) directed by Sarah Belle Reid. The album features new works exploring experimental synthesis, sampling, and sound design techniques.

I composed, performed, and recorded a solo piece, "Submerged Hysteria," as well as collaborated on our ensemble's 12-piece blind recording, "Sounds of a Tethered Dusk."

Tracks on the Album:

OBS Live Stream - Concert Lighting

May 23rd, 2020 at 6pm PST on YouTube Live

For my final in "AV Concert Recording & Archiving," I did a live stream using OBS to broadcast to YouTube in real-time. I demonstrated how to use Lightkey and Ableton Live together to program lighting cues. I then showed the main "concert," a virtual 2D simulated live concert, which I had designed and recorded for the live stream.

Playback of Live Stream

Maddi Deckard is an Audio & Sound Professional working in Southern California, primarily in LA, OC, and Riverside County.