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Classical Music Hyper Production and Practice As Research
Scott Metcalfe is an audio engineer and music technologist based in Baltimore, MD where he is Director of Recording Arts and Sciences at the Peabody Institute, Program Coordinator for the Sound Concentration of Hopkins’ Advanced Academic Programs MA degree in Film and Media, and Associate Director of The Sound Sleep Studio (research facility of The Sleeping Brain Lab, at Johns Hopkins Hospital).

Scott has engineered hundreds of recordings in many different styles of music, with a primary focus on classical recording. Projects include editing, mixing and mastering of orchestral and electronic music for the Sid Meier’s Civilization V series of video games; studio recordings with Robert Black, Morten Lauridsen, Voce, Concora, and many others; live performances by Renée Fleming and Sarah Chang with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, Connecticut Opera, and a solo cello performance of Yo-Yo Ma. His work has been released internationally on numerous independent labels including Naxos, Mode Records, and Albany Records.

He has been a guest on the nationally syndicated NPR program Talk of the Nation Science Friday, presented lectures at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, as well as presenting lectures and workshops abroad in South Korea, Scotland and England.

Prior to his appointment at Peabody he held faculty positions at The Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford; The Yale School of Drama, Yale University; and The Steinhardt School, New York University. He is currently under contract with Oxford University Press as a co-author of a book on music synthesis.