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Anna Frick

Anna Frick

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Audio Fields:

  • Recording Industry - Mastering Studio
  • Recording Industry - Music Recording/Mix Studio
  • Recording Industry - Archiving/Restoration
  • Libraries, Governments, Cultural Institutions - Archive/Restoration
  • Educational Institutions - Educator

Job Duties:

  • Mastering Engineer
  • Educator
  • Engineer
  • Mixer
  • Recording Engineer

About

Following formal studies at the University of Colorado Denver and a wealth of professional experience, Anna found a passion in mastering and restoration. She honed her craft at Airshow Mastering and after 12 years, she has now recently founded her own studio, Ally Sound. She has mastered albums for Billy Strings, GRAMMY-nominees Wood & Wire, Justin Moses, Roland Guerin, Bill Frisell, Tim O'Brien & Dale Bruning, Ben Sollee, Cyril Neville, and Third Man Records' GRAMMY-winning The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records boxed set, on which she did mastering and restoration work. She has restored historic audio for the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, the Clyfford Still Museum, Louisiana State University, Colorado State University, and the University of Calgary. Anna is also deeply involved in music industry leadership, advocacy and mentorship, in her native Colorado and beyond, through her work with The Recording Academy (serving on the National Board of Trustees), the Audio Engineering Society (AES) (serving as the Colorado Section Vice Chair), SoundGirls.org (co-founder of the Colorado Chapter), and the International Bluegrass Music Association (serving on the Board of Directors, the DEI Task Force and the Education Committee). Outside of the studio, Anna is an active member of Colorado's vibrant acoustic music scene. She can be found at concerts and festivals up and down the Front Range, supporting bands and artists at all levels.

Non-AES Awards & Award Nominations

International Bluegrass Music Association - 2021 Sound Engineer of the Year, winner;
International Bluegrass Music Association - 2019 Sound Engineer of the Year, nominee;
Wood & Wire, "North of Despair" - 2019 GRAMMY nominee, best bluegrass album (mastering engineer);
The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records, Volume 2 - 2016 GRAMMY winner, best boxed set or limited edition package (mastering engineer);
The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records, Volume 1 - 2015 GRAMMY winner, best boxed set or limited edition package (mastering engineer)

Education Background

Bachelor of Science, Music Industry Studies, University of Colorado at Denver

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