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A brief look at our current UCI Grad Students...

 

Hunter Moody
3rd year MFA

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Hunter Moody is incredibly honored be a part of the sound design program at UCI! A native Arkansan, he first discovered the fascinating world of sound design in his undergraduate years. After graduation, he set out for eastern Kentucky to join the 2013 summer season of Jenny Wiley Theatre as the A2. With the advent of potential full-time work in 2015, he was promoted to resident sound and graphic media designer. He has since designed the sound for and engineered over thirty productions between JWT and the budding University of Pikeville Theatre program. Hunter has developed extensive experience in educational theatre, working with the Jenny Wiley Footlights Theatre, a pre-professional TFYA program, and guest lecturing at the University of Pikeville. Outside of theatre, he has designed sound for dance, voice-over, and competition, with experience in audio engineering for concert venues, church events, and live comedy. His research interests include the historical contexts of music, the psychoanalytic effects of sound upon memory and mood, and innovations in audio production technology. In his free time, Hunter is an avid video gamer and loves (trying) to bake. BFA Theatrical Design/Technology, Arkansas State University

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Jack Bueermann
3rd year MFA

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Jack is thrilled to have joined the UCI Sound Design program. He recently graduated from the University of Redlands where he designed multiple major productions. Since graduating, Jack has worked professionally as an assistant sound designer in the Los Angeles area. More recently, he has been working as the A1 at the San Diego Repertory Theatre where he mixed the world premier of Hershey Felder's Our Great Tchaikovsky. Jack is passionate about theater and story-telling through sound, and is excited to collaborate with the talented faculty and students at UCI

 

Ezra Anisman
2nd Year MFA

Ezra Anisman recently graduated from Western Washington University where they studied theater, audio recording, and storytelling, in addition to sound designing a plethora of productions. Ezra is passionate about how and why stories get told and how sound can help communicate a narrative. Since graduating Ezra has worked as a sound designer or engineer for a variety of local companies and has experimented with performing their own music.

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Garrett Gagnon
2nd year MFA

Garrett is incredibly excited to be a part the Sound Design program at UCI! A native of Southwest Michigan, he has been a musician (vocal, piano, drums) his whole life, and has always been able to find work that pulls from his strengths. He has worked at two different recording studios, and engineered live and studio albums in various genres, primarily focusing in jazz and classical. Garrett has also built a relationship with many theatres and schools in the area, and has been resident Sound Designer at Farmers Alley Theatre for the past few years. He's excited to tocontinue exploring what he can bring to the Sound Design program at UCI

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Megan Roche
1st year MFA

Meghan is a Southern Californian who moved to Seattle 7 years ago to attend Seattle University as a communications major. However, her interest in the way stories are told and narratives are formed brought her to the theatre department, where she was introduced to sound design and engineering. Fascinated by it, she worked her way from sound board operator to assistant sound designer and ultimately to designing on the mainstage while doing small shows out and about in Seattle with a particular interest in immersively-designed plays. Since graduating in 2016, she has worked on several productions at theatres across the region as Sound Designer, Associate, Assistant, Engineer, and A2, while also working as Seattle Shakespeare Company's Associate Production Manager. Though she'll miss the PNW, she is extremely excited for the adventure ahead and looks forward to beginning her journey at UCI!

 

JJ Margolis
1st year MFA

JJ Margolis is a Sound Designer and Audio Engineer recently based out of New York City. A native of Colorado, he graduated from Colorado State University with a BA in Theatre: Production and Design in 2015. He has worked at the Santa Fe Opera and Glimmerglass Festival, as well as Celebrity Cruises. Designs include Glass Menagerie and The Hobbit at CSU, and The Little Prince: The Opera, The Crucible, and Top Girls. In New York, he has worked on shows such as KPOP with Ars Nova, the now-broadway Oklahoma! at St. Ann's Warehouse, and Wild Goose Dreams with the Public Theatre, where he was A1 for their production of Ain't No Mo'.


...and an honorable mention to our Undergraduate Honors Alumni and continuing MFA grads

 
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...and our incoming MFA class of 2023 - RECRUITING IS OPEN NOW!

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This could be you!
Class of 2023

Recruiting season starts now and closes in late February.

 
This could be you!
Class of 2023

Recruiting season starts now and closes in late February.