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  • Introduction to Sound Design S2021


  • Facebook Immersive Sound Design Team

What is your hometown?

Savannah GA

What is your favorite recording?

Fier Letzte Lieder, but the artist varies per song.

What are you passionate about outside of music?


Who were your major teachers?

Barbara Honn (Professor of Voice at CCM) Anthony Brandt (Professor of Music Theory at Rice University) Caleb Epps (Sound Designer at Facebook)

What is your favorite quote that you tell students?

Be curious.

What question do you wish students would ask sooner rather than later?

For help with anything that might be blocking their work.

What was a turning point in your career?

Max MSP software showed me the creative potential of combining technology and art.

If you weren't a musician or teacher, what do you think you would be doing now?

Sound Designer!

If you could play only three composers for the rest of your life, who would they be? Why?

Richard Strauss, Schubert.... TBD

From a music history perspective, what year and city are most important to you?

Vienna late 18th century

What was the defining moment when you decided to pursue music as a career?

When my father purchased two CDs for me featuring Cecilia Bartoli and Kiri Takanawa, I knew I was entranced with the classical voice. It wasn't until much later in life that a realized a career in immersive sound design was rare opportunity to integrate all of my musical training into a highly technical profession that never stops evolving.

Lucy Sheils is a sound designer on Facebook's Immersive Sound & Design Team, where she specializes in audio design and implementation for AR/VR applications.

Notable projects include Fable-Studio's Emmy Award-winning, Wolves in the Walls, Facebook’s social VR app, Horizon, Oculus VR Animation Studio Content, and Facebook's AR Portal "StoryTime" releases. She designed and implemented audio for scores of interactive camera effects on social media platforms, Messenger and Instagram.

Previously, she contracted with San Francisco-based creative studios to provide immersive sound design for large-scale multi-media events and from 2015-2017, was the production audio recordist and mixer for the documentary, "The GameChangers," which premiered at Sundance and is currently available on Netflix.

A classically trained opera singer turned sound-designer, she holds Masters Degrees in both music and sound design from from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and SCAD, respectively.