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Mary Mazurek

Mary Mazurek

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Audio Fields:

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

Job Duties:

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


Mary Mazurek is a GRAMMY-nominated recording engineer and audio educator. Her nomination was awarded by the Recording Academy during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards in the category of Best Engineered Album, Classical. She is currently an assistant professor of Digital Audio Arts at the University of Lethbridge. Her professional recording work can be heard on WFMT Radio and and on the Cedille, Centaur, MSR, Naxos, Sounds True, and Random House labels. She is a sought-after speaker and educator who enjoys contributing to the classroom and on panels and committees within her industry and beyond. She has worked with prestigious artists and entities such as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Lang-Lang, and Yo-Yo Ma to name a few. Dr. Mazurek serves as a role model and advocate for women in the recording industry, which presently is less than 5% female, and currently serves as the Co-Chairperson of the DEI Committee of the Audio Engineering Society. She holds a BS in Sound Recording Technology from DePaul University, an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts, Media from Columbia College Chicago, and a PhD from IDSVA in Philosophy, Aesthetics, and Art Theory. Her research areas include audio recording and production, immersive audio, noise art, sound studies, trauma studies, and DEI.

Non-AES Awards & Award Nominations

Telly Award for Sound Haymarket Opera's Orlando by GF Handel

GRAMMY-Nomination Best Engineered Album Classical 2019

Communicator Award (Broadcast), Awarded by International Academy of the Visual Arts.

Communicator Award of Excellence for Sound Editing "Welcome to the Ranch" podcast for Rancho La Puerta 2022

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

2022 - University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, AB, Canada
Assistant Professor of Digital Audio Art

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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