A First-Time Nominee Takes Us Behind the Scenes at Grammy Week

My recap of the 61st Grammy Awards is especially exciting because I attended Music’s Biggest Night not only as a member, but also as a nominee! Engineer Bill Maylone and I received a nomination in the category of Best Engineered Album, Classical for Liquid Melancholy: Clarinet Music of James Stephenson released on the Cedille Label and featuring clarinetist John Bruce …

WFMT Audio Engineer Mary Mazurek Nominated for a Grammy Award

If you’ve ever listened to a live broadcast on WFMT, chances are you’ve heard Mary Mazurek’s work. Since beginning at WFMT in 1993, Mary has come to engineer for the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts, Live from WFMT, Impromptu, and more. She’s worked with leading artists ranging from Yo-Yo Ma to the Kronos Quartet. And now, she’s received her first …

Less than 5% of Audio Engineers are Women — This is My Story

My name is Mary Mazurek, and I am a recording engineer, an artist, an educator, and a Ph.D. candidate. But most of all, I am a woman working in a very male-dominated field. I’ve enjoyed a wonderful career. But it almost didn’t happen.

The science and the magic behind recording live classical concerts

Behind every classical recording and broadcast there’s an expert engineer, who combines sciences with, perhaps, a little magic.

All of the silent work that goes into making classical recordings sound great might surprise you

Once upon a time, record labels would rally a team of A&R directors, engineers, producers, and distributors to realize an artist’s dream, but this has changed. How classical recordings are made today might surprise you.