AES Member Profile

Brad McCoy

Brad McCoy

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Audio Fields:

  • Libraries, Governments, Cultural Institutions - Archive/Restoration
  • Recording Industry - Archiving/Restoration
  • Broadcasting - Archiving/Restoration

Job Duties:

  • Recording Engineer
  • Engineer
  • Other: Audio Preservation Engineer


Brad McCoy recently retired from 39 years as an Audio Preservation Specialist in the Audio Lab at the Library of Congress Packard Campus. Brad has been active in the audio archiving/preservation community for more than 30 years at the Library of Congress and through his involvement in numerous AES standards, technical and historical committees and other professional organizations including the Grammy P&E Wing Advisory Council, Association of Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) Technical Committee and International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA) Technical Committee.

Education Background

MA Telecommunication, George Washington University, Washington, DC
BA Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME

Employment History

*Senior Studio Engineer, United States Library of Congress, Audio/Recording Lab, 1991-July 2022
Playback Technician, Library of Congress, 1983-1991

Why Am I An AES Member?

I love being around, learning from and supporting so many people who love audio and sound. Being involved with, going to AES Conventions and participating in other AES events exposes me to these curious, creative, and fascinating people and I am grateful.

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