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Molly Monahan

TAC Studio Manager; Technology and Applied Composition

EDUCATION

  • BA, San Francisco Conservatory of Music

EXPERIENCE

  • Electronic Arts
  • Facebook
  • DNArt

What is your home town?

Holland, MI

What is your favorite recording?

Tin Tin por Tin Tin from João Gilberto's album "Amoroso"

What are you passionate about outside of music?

Iced lattes and whale watching

Who were your major teachers?

Dr. Cynthia Van Maanen, MaryClare Brzytwa, Taurin Barrera

What is a favorite quote that you repeatedly tell students?

"Check the studio guides"

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

How to use hard synths. Producing gets way more fun out of the box!

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

Marine biology

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

Ginastera, Liszt, and Debussy (because they are most fun on piano)

Molly Monahan is a San Francisco-based composer, producer, sound designer, audio implementor, and projectionist. With training in everything from classical piano performance to dropping sick beats, her noisemaking blends elements of the past and present into an exciting and refreshing sound experience.