AES Member Profile

Shelby Lock

Shelby Lock

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Audio Field:

  • Recording Industry - Music Recording/Mix Studio

Job Duties:

  • Mixer
  • Engineer
  • Other: Composer


I am a recording and mix engineer with expertise in classical music and acoustic genres. Equal parts engineer and classically trained musician, I am a gigging pianist and composer of music for orchestra, solo piano, and various chamber instrumentations. I graduated from Belmont University in 2017 with dual degrees in Audio Engineering Technology and Music Composition. Since 2019, I have served as Lead Engineer for Chicago-based Atlas Arts Media, for whom I mix classical albums and provide consulting for live recording projects. After living in Nashville and Chicago to attend school, I have relocated to my home state of Virginia where I run a small recording studio and offer remote mixing and mastering services.

Non-AES Awards & Award Nominations

Finalist: American Prize in Composition for Chamber Music (Student Division), 2019-20
Finalist: American Prize in Composition for Orchestral Music (Student Division), 2017-18
Winner: Nashville Philharmonic Orchestra Composition Competition, 2016

Education Background

BS, Audio Engineering Technology, Belmont University, 2017
BM, Music Composition, Belmont University, 2017
Graduate Studies, Music Composition, Chicago College of Performing Arts, 2018-2019

Employment History

Lead Engineer, Atlas Arts Media, Chicago, Illinois: 2019-present
Founder/Owner, River Rock Records, Charlottesville, VA: 2019-present

Why Am I An AES Member?

I'm an AES member because I love audio, and being an AES member allows me to keep up with all of the latest happenings across all audio-related fields. As a studio engineer in a rural area, it is invaluable to me how the AES offers opportunities to connect with other engineers and to give and receive mentorship.

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