Meet the Instructors of the Sound Recording and Music Technology program...
Sound Recording and Music Technology Instructor
David Ivory, owner of Ivory Productions, has worked with some of music’s biggest names in a variety of genres. During his prolific career, he has garnered numerous awards, including the Recording Industry Association of America’s Triple Platinum award for Erykah Badu’s Baduizm and Gold Record awards for The Roots’ “Things Fall Apart,” Patti LaBelle’s “Gems,” and Syleena Johnson’s “Love and Fear.” He also received a Grammy nomination for Hip Hop Album of the Year and a Grammy Awards Certificate for Best Duo Performance—among others.
Ivory served as President for two years and National Trustee for four years of the Recording Academy from 2010 to 2016. Most recently, he was appointed as Music Industry Engineer for the Philadelphia Music Industry Commission and as a member of the Philadelphia Music Industry Task Force.
Sound Recording and Music Technology Assistant Professor
Steve Wanna is a multi-disciplinary sound and visual artist whose work includes music, sound design for dance collaborations, sculpture, installation, photography, and works for mixed media. Born and raised in Lebanon, he immigrated to the United States with his family at the age of 15, receiving a doctorate in Music Composition from the University of Maryland in 2004. His music is regularly performed both nationally and internationally. Recent premiers include a performance of Edge of Sound at the Liverwire Festival in Baltimore (2016) and a presentation of his audiovisual installation in a single drop... at Virginia Tech University (2016). He has been teaching Sound Recording and Music Technology at the college level for the past decade.
Music Assistant Professor/Sound Recording and Music Technology A.A.S. Coordinator
Michael Kelly holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Music Theory and Composition from the State University of New York at Fredonia School of Music, where he was the recipient of the Victoria Bohlen Memorial Award for excellence in composition. He has been writing, recording, teaching and performing in New York City since 1984. Additionally, he wrote and recorded professionally with the Ronnie Gent Band, the Grip Weeds and Wide Right. Michael also plays the double bass with the Independence Sinfonia and the Orchestra Society of Philadelphia.