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Mary Mazurek

Mary Mazurek

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Audio Fields:

  • Broadcasting - Radio
  • Recording Industry - Home/Project Studio
  • Recording Industry - Post Production
  • Recording Industry - Location Sound Recording
  • Broadcasting - Studio
  • Broadcasting - On-location
  • Educational Institutions - Educator
  • Other: Classical Music Engineer

Job Duties:

  • Recording Engineer
  • Educator
  • Mixer
  • Producer
  • Other: Web Content Producer



Mary Mazurek began her career as a recording engineer in 1992 after studying under Murray Allen and Tom Miller at Universal Recording, Chicago. Since then, she has engineered over 3000 sessions for albums and broadcast. Her credits include: The Chicago Chorale, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Yo-Yo Ma, Salman Rushdie, Steward Copeland, International Music Foundation, LA Guitar Quartet, Howard Levy, Lyric Opera of Chicago, The Search, Studs Terkel etc. Her work can regularly be heard on WFMT Radio locally as well as in syndication in the U.S. and in the E.B.U. She is on the faculty of Columbia College's Audio Arts and Acoustics Department and has taught at The Illinois Institute of Art' Media Department, Merit School of Music and guest lectured at Cleveland State University, Ohio University, University of Illinois Urbana and Northeastern Illinois University.


She is also an interdisciplinary artist whose work is based primarily in sound and image. She received her M.F.A. in Interdisciplinary Art from Columbia College, Chicago, IL and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Art Theory from IDSVA, Portland, ME. Her work has been exhibited in Chicago, New York, Mexico and Berlin.

Non-AES Awards & Award Nominations

Communicator Award (Broadcast), Awarded by International Academy of the Visual Arts.
2015 Award of Distinction, Category: Live Radio Broadcast "Impromptu: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg with Members of the Ryan Opera Center, Opera and the Law"
2014 Award of Distinction, Category: Production "The Search"
2012 Award of Distinction, Category: Live Radio Broadcast "María de Buenos Aires, Piazzolla"
2011 Award of Distinction, Category: Live Radio Broadcast "Live from WFMT: The Fischoff Winners The Old City String Quartet"
2008 Award of Distinction, Category: Live Radio Broadcast "NEIUJewel Box Series"
2005 Award of Excellence, Category: Live Radio Broadcast "Impromptu: Quarteto Casels"
2003 Award of Excellence, Category: Live Radio Broadcasts "Feature: Comic Intermezzo Live!"
2002 Award of Excellence, Category: Live Radio Broadcast "Live From WFMT: The Glen Ellyn Children's Chorus"

Clarion Award (Broadcast), Awarded by the Association for Women in Communications.
2008 Radio: Documentary Series: First Ladies of Music

Axiem Award, Awarded by a panel of industry leaders. Category: Live Broadcast.
2003 "Haydn: Seven Last Words of Christ"
2003 "Comic Intermezzo Live!"

Education Background

2022— PhD Philosophy & Art Theory, Institute for Doctorial Studies in Visual Art, Portland, ME
Dissertation Thesis: Aesthetic Noise: Listening Philosophically
Advisor: Dr. Ellen Grabiner

2011 MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL
Focus: Media Arts
Thesis: Contemplation in the Garden of the Real and Imagined
Advisors: Paul Catanese, David Jude Greene

1992 BS in Music, DePaul University, Chicago, IL
Focus: Sound Recording Technology
Advisors: Murray Allen, Thomas Miller

Employment History

1993— WFMT Radio, Chicago, IL. Recording/Broadcast Engineer, Producer for various series.

1995‒ Columbia College, Chicago, IL - Adjunct Faculty, Department of Audio Arts & Acoustics

1992—2012 Pegasus Recording & Production Co., Chicago, IL. Manager, specialist in classical music recording, editing and mastering.

1998 Earth TV, Chicago, IL The Morning Report, Agricultural News, per diem.

1992‒1996 WJMK-CBS Radio, Chicago, IL. Engineered live remote broadcasts with radio personality Dick Biondi, Freelance.

1992 The Oprah Show, Chicago, IL. A2 Audio Engineer, Internship.

1991 Universal Recording, Chicago, IL. Intern/Assistant.

Why Am I An AES Member?

I feel passionate about audio, and it is an opportunity to connect with other professional and to stay current with the technology.

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