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Work History

2012Present

MEDIA PRODUCTION

Freelance

Trained in multiple positions for media production including but not limited to; concept creation, story-board, script writing, pre & post production planning, budgeting and analysis. Onsite skills include:  analog and digital audio & lighting, follow spot operator, camera operator, cataloging / metadata logging. teleprompter operator. TD editor and live stream engineer. Post production skills include: editing, color correction, music composing, ADR, sound effects, motion graphics (3D), audio conversions, video compression and various media format deliverable.

20132015

Talent Buyer

Del Mar Village Association

Talent Buyer for a series of pop up concerts and various entertainment scheduled for outdoor performances at the 350-cap L'Auberge Amphitheater, located in Del Mar, California on the corner of 15th Street and Camino Del Mar. Families and pets enjoy the live music, community activities and more. Events are produced by The Del Mar Village Association (DVMA), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the vitality of Del Mar Village while preserving the community's history and unique character.

20112014

Facilitator

Carlsbad Beach Drum Circle

Considered the imminent drum circle for San Diego North County; CBDC was held every first and third Sunday from 3-5pm at Triangle Park at Frazee Beach in Carlsbad Village.  Open to all ages, levels & performers, this was a well received and attended bi-monthly event. CBDC members appear in the NAMM 2014 music video.

1990Present

Independent Music Professional

Performing Artist

João has recorded and performed around the world with award winning theater companies, modern dance troupes and internationally acclaimed bands (Godsmack, David Parsons Dance Company,and the “Fringe First Award” winning ensemble of the Shoestring Players). As Director of "Hands On World Music", (a 501c3 arts in education program), João has presented lecture demonstration workshops around the country. Currently, based in San Diego's North County, João facilitates and teaches a weekly drumming class in Del Mar and is the drummer for Geneva Bedlam.

The List:

  • Geneva Bedlam
  • Public Moves Theater - Sound Designer (Alpenstock - SD Fringe Festival)
  • Shams Fire Goddess
  • Martin Hall - Percussionist
  • Paulette McWilliams - NYC _ Percussionist
  • GDO - Greg Denard Orchestra - Percussionist
  • What Light From Darkness Grows - NYC _ Sound Designer/Mixer
  • Parsons Dance Company – NYC – Percussionist for US/Canadian tour.
  • Blue Heron Theater – NYC – US Tour – Composer, Arranger, Performer for Audelco Award winning production of “We Are Your Sisters”.
  • Sam Newsome - NYC - Percussionist in Motivic Development
  • Le Collage - NYC _ Percussion on Le Collage  "C'est Fou"
  • Shirley Stewart Farmer - NYC _ Percussionist
  • Hospital Audiences Inc – NYC – Music therapy workshop facilitator.
  • New York Institute of Technology – NYC – Composer
  • Teatro Pregones – Bronx, NY – Sound Engineer
  • NY Dinner Theater – Manhassett, NY – Sound Engineer, Announcer, DJ
  • Puerto Rican Travelling Theater - NYC _ Sound Designer / Mixer
  • Plaza Theatrical Productions - NYC - Sound Mixer
  • Pendulum Theater – Scotland - Composer, performer, band leader. Edinburgh Fringe Festival
  • Veterans Administration Hospital – St Albans, NY – Recipient of “VA Service Award”
  • Steven Scott Orchestra – NYC – Percussionist
  • Hank Lane Orchestra – NYC – Percussionist
  • Total Entertainment – NYC – Percussionist
  • Funky Sound of America - Disc Jockey (Madison Square Garden's Forum Theater New Years Eve  1996 & WIndows on the World New Year's Eve 1999)
  • The list goes on…

Education

Digital Video/Media

Palomar College, San Marcos

2013

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