Theatrical Sound Designers and Composers Association

Annual Meeting – Session 4 – Alternate Careers, presented by d+b audiotechnik

Have you ever wondered about different careers in sound outside of traditional theatre? How about audiobooks, video games, systems design, consulting, etc? Join us for a conversation exploring different careers within the sound community, and learn about the skills and creative challenges faced in these careers. Led by Kyle W. Jensen, with a panel of sound professionals from different aspects of the field. Guests include Jill Du Boff, Jamie Anderson, Corrine Carillo, and William Lowe.



JILL BC DU BOFF (Sound Design). Broadway: Mother PlaySummer 1976Derren Brown: Secret, The Heidi Chronicles, Hand to God, Disgraced, Children of a Lesser God, Picnic, Wit, Other Desert Cities, Good People, The Constant Wife, The Good Body, Bill Maher: Victory… Off-Broadway: Lincoln Center Theater, MTC, Atlantic Theater Company, Vineyard Theatre, MCC Theater, Playwrights Horizons, The Public, Second Stage Theatre, NYTW, WP, Signature, Clubbed Thumb (affiliate artist), Penguin Rep. Radio: “RadioLab,” “The New York Radio Hour,” director of audio at Marvel; Drama Desk and Henry Hewes nominations. Awards; Ruth Morley Design Award, Obie for Sustained Excellence, Lilly Award.  Jill is the Head of Sound Design at Yale School of Drama. Love to Adam, Milo, and Mabel.

William N. Lowe is a game audio designer based in New York City. William is a Sound Designer/Mixer for Clean Cuts Interactive where he has just completed Asgard’s Wrath 2 with Sanzaru Games. At CCI he has worked on Lego 2K Drive, WWE2K22, and NBA 2K22 along with film, TV, audio book, and podcast projects. William worked previously at the John F. Kennedy Center, Mainstreet Musicals, Chautauqua Theater Company, Quantum Theater, Philadelphia Fringe, and Capital Fringe. He is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama and can be found at

Rational Acoustics President and Principal Smaart ® Instructor, Jamie Anderson is co-founder and President of Rational Acoustics, the developers of the Smaart acoustic test & measurement software platform. Jamie holds a Master of Fine Arts in Technical Design & Production from the Yale School of Drama and has been working and teaching in the field of sound system engineering, measurement, and alignment for over 30 years. Prior to founding Rational Acoustics, he worked as a product manager for SIA
Software and Eastern Acoustic Works, technical support manager and SIM instructor for Meyer Sound Laboratories, and as a system engineer on tour with k.d. Lang and the Dave Matthews Band. Over the course of his professional career, Jamie has taught hundreds of Smaart and SIM classes, for thousands of students on every continent, except Antartica. He has been the house system engineer for four Montreux Jazz Festivals and six Telluride Bluegrass Festivals and has been involved in hundreds of sound system alignments across a vast and diverse range of venues from theatres to stadiums and studios to churches.

Corinne Carrillo (she/her). Corinne is a sound designer based in Los Angeles and Orange County. She holds her Bachelor’s Degree from Cal State Fullerton and her Masters of Fine Arts from University of California, Irvine. She has worked as the Head Audio Engineer for both Laguna Playhouse and South Coast Repertory Theater. She has taught at Cypress College, Cal State Long Beach, Cal Lutheran University and UC, Irvine. She has designed for South Coast Repertory, Laguna Playhouse, Oregon Shakespeare Company, East West Players, Skylight Theater, Fugitive Kind Theater Company, Gary Marshall Theater Company, and many Los Angeles area universities and 99-seat theaters in LA. She is currently an AVC Systems Designer for TechMD Inc where she designs and installs themed entertainment audio, video, and control systems.


Originally from Fresno, California. Kyle Jensen has earned a Master of Fine Arts in Sound Design from Minnesota State University, Mankato, and a B.A. in Theatre Arts with an emphasis in Design/Tech from California State University, Fresno (Fresno State). During his time at Minnesota State University, Mankato, Kyle’s sound design credits include multiple dance pieces, The Sound of Music, Wounded Healers, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Hair, Mamma Mia! Cloud 9, and H.M.S. Pinafore which also served as his thesis that was published as a written work titled The Sound Design of H.M.S. Pinafore. Kyle also served as interim sound design instructor and advisor in the Spring of 2022.
Kyle has earned several awards for his work from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, in Region 5 and 8. He was also awarded the 2023 USITT Sherry Wagner-Henry Board Fellowship and is currently part of the Sound Commission, Development Committee, and Membership Committee for USITT.

Sessions are available via video for members a few days after the session is completed. If you plan on attending in person – please register HERE.  If you’d like to attend online – please fill out the following form to receive the zoom link.

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