Masaki Araya

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The Saddest Day (05:00)
From: Masaki Araya

Greg King recounts Isabelle Bélance-King's final days.

About Me

As a live recording engineer, Masaki Araya freelanced twice for The PianoForte Salon Series at Columbia College Chicago on 98.7 WFMT broadcast live at Sherwood Conservatory of Music in Chicago, IL in 2009. Under Mary Mazurek, he assisted engineered the pianist, Maya Brodotskaya (February 6, 2009) and violin, cello, and piano trio, Trio Voce (February 27, 2009) performances.

On September 18, 2011, he filled in for engineer, Joshua Sauvageau, to record the International Chamber Artists' Clarinet Kaleidoscope performance at St. Gregory The Great church.

As an audio documentation and producer, thanks to Jeremy Richards, his five minute audio documentary, "The Saddest Day" aired on KUOW Presents on 94.9 FM KUOW, an NPR affiliate, in Seattle, WA in 2011, Listen in its entirety here

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Work Experience

Vocal arranger, Recording & Mixing Engineer at Deonte Baker,  March 2018 - March 2018
Recorded, mixed and co- vocal arrange ABC Television Network's American Idol contestant, Deonte Baker, on a cover of Sam Smith's "Too Good At Goodbyes".

Second Engineer at Twiss Audio,  March 2018 - March 2018
From WTTW's website: Award-winning dynamo Angela Ingersoll celebrates American icon Judy Garland. In a live performance filmed in October 2017 at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, Illinois.

Second Engineer at Twiss Audio,  January 2018 - January 2018
MidCoast Theatre Company's "Darin: Live At The Mercury Theater" starring Christopher Kale Jones, star of Jersey Boys and Under The Streetlamp. 1.) Rehearsal, January 6, 2018 & January 7, 2018 2) Live show, Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 8:00 pm & Sunday,

Second Engineer at Twiss Audio,  October 2017 - October 2017
Artists Lounge Live, October 11, 2017- Arcada Theatre, St. Charles, IL Performances filmed and recorded for advertising purposes "Artists Lounge Live is a dynamic concert series featuring popular music of yesterday performed by tremendous talent of today

Second Engineer at Twiss Audio,  October 2017 - October 2017
Judy Garland: Come Rain Or Come Shine 1.) Rehearsal, October 9, 2017 & October 10, 2017 2) Artists Lounge Live, October 10, 2017 at 7:00 PM- Arcada Theatre, St. Charles, IL Performance filmed and recorded before a live audience for Public Television.

Additional Recordist at King David Films,  November 2012 - November 2012
1.) http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5402993/ 2.)Recorded additional voice over for actor, Josh Pertler, for a romantic dramedy, "Mouthpiece", to be released March 2013

Freelance Recording Engineer at International Chamber Artists,  September 2011 - September 2011
Sunday, September 18, 2011 at 4:00 PM 1.) Johannes Brahms - Clarinet Trio, Op. 114 2.) Carl Nielsen - Quintet, Op. 43 3.) Camille Saint-Saëns - Caprice on Danish & Russian Airs, Op. 79

Freelance Audio Documentary Producer at 94.9 FM KUOW Seattle's NPR News and Information Station,  January 2011 - January 2011
Aired "The Saddest Day", a 5-minute audio documentary, on KUOW Presents on January 18, 2011 at 2:26 p.m. PST on 94.9 FM in Seattle, Washington

Audio/ Music Tutor at Harold Washington College,  January 2010 - Present
Tutor students in: 1.) Audio (recording & mixing) *official* 2.) Music theory *unofficial* 3.) Aural skills (ear training) *unofficial*

Freelance Recording Engineer at Old Town School of Folk Music,  April 2009 - ?
We-Haven't-Quit-Our-Day-Job-Yet-Singers presents Clean Springing Sunday, April 5, 2009, three shows: 3 p.m., 5 p.m. & 7 p.m. Co-engineered with Joshua Sauvageau

Assistant Recording Engineer at 98.7 WFMT,  February 2009 - February 2009
The PianoForte Salon Series at Columbia College on 98.7 WFMT Broadcast live at Sherwood Conservatory of Music 1312 South Michigan Avenue. Host: Scott Thomas / Engineer: Mary Mazurek Friday, February 6, 2009- 12:15 p.m. Performer: Maya Brodotskaya- piano

Assistant Recording Engineer at 98.7 WFMT ,  February 2009 - February 2009
The PianoForte Salon Series at Columbia College on 98.7 WFMT Broadcast live at Sherwood Conservatory of Music. Host: Scott Thomas Engineer: Mary Mazurek/ Friday, February 27, 2009- 12:15 p.m. Performers: Trio Voce- violin, cello, piano

Previously Aired On

Aired on KUOW Presents on January 18, 2011 at 2:26 p.m. PST on 94.9 FM KUOW in Seattle, Washington

Education

Columbia College Chicago, Bachelors of Arts in Audio Arts and Acoustics , 2010

Harold Washington College, Associates in Arts, 2007

Awards

Additional Information

Affiliations:  National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and Engineering And Recording Society of Chicago
Other Web sites: http://https://twitter.com/masakiaraya