Preston Snead
4732 North Austin Ave Apt. 404
Chicago, Illinois 60620
(330) 531-2536
·      To pursue a career in the audio engineering industry.
Solon High School – Solon, Ohio

2009 – 2013

·      Advanced Course Track: AP and Honors Curriculum
·      Private Percussion Lesson, 2007 – 2014
-Private Percussion Lesson with Zoro the Drummer from 2013 – 2014
Belmont University – Nashville, Tennessee
2013 – 2014
·      Audio Engineering Program
Harvard University Extension School – Cambridge, Massachusetts
2019 – Present
·      Perusing Bachelors degree in Software Engineering
New Jerusalem Fellowship – Warren, Ohio

Audio Engineer, Percussionist

January 2009 – December 2009
·      Percussionist for Sunday morning services
New Community Church – Chicago, Illinois
Senior Audio Engineer, Live Sound Engineer, Percussionist
April 2014 – November 2018
·      Coordinated in the design and optimization of audio units in gymnasium.
·      Fixed and maintained percussion instruments.
·       Working of knowledge of Behringer X32 Rack Digital Mixer
·      Responsible for placement design and set up of microphones for live performance.
·      Working knowledge of auditorium event setup and teardown.
·      Preformed in live band on percussion instruments.
·      Working knowledge of gymnasium event setup and teardown.
Breakthrough Urban Ministries – Chicago, Illinois
Instructor, Producer, Senior Audio Engineer
September 2017 – November 2017
·      Created curriculum designed to teach middle school students about the many opportunities for work in the music industry. This included an introduction to audio engineering and digital music production.
·      Produced original song in GarageBand in a master class for students.
·      Taught students to use GarageBand and Logic Pro X for music production, recording, mixing and mastering.
·      Coordinated student led project of an original song, and aided in the recording process of vocals and instruments.
The Lingo Chicago – Chicago, Illinois
Audio Engineer, Producer [Contract Work]
December 2017 –July 2019
·      Created and produced original soundtrack for promotion for the North Lawndale Athletic and Recreation Association.
·      Created and produced personalized tracks for client based on event needs.
·      Programed percussion for songs for client us in events.
·      Audio engineered, mixed and mastered vocals.
Guitar Center – Highland Park, Illinois
Sales Associate in Audio, Percussion, Guitar Accessories
December 2017 – May 2018
·      Helped customers problem solve and troubleshoot audio technical problems.
·      Aided customers in the valuing and reselling of items.
·      Repaired guitars, percussion, percussion accessories, audio equipment including studio monitors, live sound monitors, mixing consoles, microphones and audio accessories,
·      Responsible for sales on high-ticket items throughout the store.
l  Good working knowledge of signal flow.
l  Excellent communication skills.
l  Strong technical knowledge with a desire to keep up with new technological techniques and developments.
l  Able to multitask multiple projects in a calm manner.
l  Working knowledge of live sound in a gymnasium, auditorium, studio setting, and the differences in sound quality between them.
l  Great listener and able to communicate in a clear concise manner with clients of all skill and knowledge levels
l  Able to translate non-routine queries that accommodate customer needs while maintaining musicality.
l  Solid working experience fixing and maintaining percussion instruments.
l  Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills.
Programs/ Technology
l  Working knowledge of ProTools and Studio one 3 in a professional recording environment.
l  Strong experience working with Ableton Live, FL Studio, GarageBand and Logic Pro X in a professional producing, audio dubbing, mixing and mastering environment.
l  Solid experience with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel.
l  Solid experience with Python, C#, JavaScript computer programing languages, as well as HTML, Visual Studios and CSS.
l  Working knowledge of object oriented programing.
l  Set up and operate small format audio cart for performance and simultaneous on-air situations with wireless iOS mixing console, intercom, PA system, wireless microphones.