Resume

Andrew J. (AJ) Harbison
Audio Engineer
5329 Holmes Street Apt A, Kansas City, MO 64110
909.936.7050 | ajharbison@gmail.com | http://www.ajharbison.com

EXPERIENCE:

Audio/Recording
• Freelance Recording Engineer (Kansas City, MO) 2015—Present
Recorded and edited audio for various concerts and events in Kansas City metro area; organizations included Te Deum, FuseBox New Music, Medical Arts Symphony of Kansas City, Harmony Project KC, ArtSounds, and Collapss.

• Recording and Mixing Engineer (student), UMKC Conservatory (Kansas City, MO) 2015—2016
Recorded, mixed, and mastered 5-track CD of concert music composed at UMKC, Scenes and Visions: Concert Music of AJ Harbison.

• Audio Engineer, Brookside Bluegrass Festival (Kansas City, MO) 2015-2016
Set up, sound checked, and engineered live sound for multiple bands (indoors and outdoors), including Flatt Lonesome and Marty Raybon, at annual Brookside Bluegrass Festival (July 2015 and June 2016), held at Wornall Road Baptist Church.

• Mixing Engineer, LifeHouse Theater (Redlands, CA) 2015
Mixed and mastered instrumental MIDI tracks for recorded soundtrack of Paul: The Road To Damascus (original musical theatre production).

• Audio Engineer, Longest Night Memorial Service (Kansas City, MO) 2014
Set up, sound checked, and engineered live sound including multiple speakers, an audio presentation, and multiple musical performances for annual murder victim memorial service, held at Wornall Road Baptist Church.

• Recording Engineer (employee), UMKC Conservatory (Kansas City, MO) 2014—2016
Recorded student, faculty, and guest artist concerts on campus and in various locations throughout the city. Included microphone setup and post-production (editing, limiting, exporting). Also assisted with studio recordings on campus and digitized CD archives by transferring audio files from CDs to Pro Tools sessions on an external hard drive.

• Audio Engineer, Wornall Road Baptist Church (Kansas City, MO) 2014—2016
Set up, sound checked, and engineered live sound for weddings held at Wornall Road Baptist Church.

• Worship Music Director, various churches in Kansas City metro area 2013—Present
Led setup, calibration, and maintenance of sound system and audio equipment for Wornall Road Baptist Church (Kansas City, MO), Grace Presbyterian Church (Lenexa, KS), and Oak Hills Presbyterian Church (Shawnee, KS).

• Student, UMKC Conservatory (Kansas City, MO) 2013—2015
Classes taken at UMKC included Basic Techniques of Audio Recording I and II, Advanced Audio Recording, and Independent Study in Audio Recording, Jason Scheufler and Bob Beck, instructors.

• Singer/Songwriter (Costa Mesa, CA) 2010
Wrote, performed, recorded, mixed, and produced 11-track CD of original pop/rock songs, Songs From My Shelf, using Logic Pro.

Administrative
• Public Relations Officer, UMKC Composers’ Guild 2015—2016
Responsibilities included organizing and producing Co(mp)llaborations concert, creating and updating Facebook page, publicizing concerts and other Guild events, and acting as Guild liaison with faculty advisor.

• Order Entry Agent, McMaster-Carr Supply Company (Santa Fe Springs, CA) 2010—2013
Responsibilities originally involved entering fax and email orders. Progressively entrusted with additional responsibilities including retrieving orders from online customer database systems; corresponding with customers via email, creating quotes and addressing questions and concerns; and calling buyers to resolve order ambiguities.

• Database Marketing Assistant, Rauxa Direct (Costa Mesa, CA) 2008—2010
Supported the database marketing department by greeting visitors, routing phone calls, maintaining databases, invoicing, billing, updating reports and metrics, and stocking supplies. Supported Director and VP of database marketing with calendar management, expense reports, department metrics reports, and miscellaneous additional projects. Designed and implemented a more efficient filing system for data projects, and also was asked to support information management department in similar ways, including metrics reports, software/server inventory, organizing and cleaning server rooms, and PC imaging and replacement.

EDUCATION:

Master of Music in Composition, May 2016
University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC).
Graduated with a 3.96 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

Bachelor of Music in Composition, May 2007
California State University, Fullerton (CSUF).
Graduated summa cum laude with a 3.91 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

SKILLS:

• Musical: Proficiency in music composition and notation, arranging, engraving, proofreading, and editing; audio recording (studio, live, and live on location), mixing, editing, and live sound; software including Sibelius, Pro Tools, and Logic Pro; and vocal, guitar, and piano performance.
• Administrative: Proficiency in data entry, filing, logs and record-keeping, customer service, phone and email communication, reports, inventory, and computer skills (including Microsoft Office on Windows and Mac OS X and typing 85 words per minute).
• Personal: Self-motivated, quick learner, organized, responsible, dependable, and creative, with excellent verbal and written communication skills.