Resume and Cover Letter
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Location: Hoboken, NJ, USA
School: Stevens Institute Of Technology
Major: Music & Technology

Resume and Cover Letter

Dear Recruiting Representative,

My name is Andrew Chrepta and I am currently a sound engineer looking for full time employment in any area of the music or audio world. Recently I graduated from Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Music & Technology with a minor in Visual Arts & Technology. Outside of the classroom, most of my time was spent founding a booking agency named SUMAC, which stands for Stevens Underground Music Appreciation Committee. Lately, I’ve been working as an audio engineer for a local music venue and hotel chain alongside some freelance work. I am looking for something new, exciting, and challenging, so I may learn and grow from operating with a team again. I hope a position at your company can provide me with this opportunity.

A large amount of my skills from SUMAC are directly transferable to the recorded music industry, primarily my past negotiations of contracts between artists, vendors, and event security. Outside of talent booking, I have administrative experience with handling invoices, tax forms, travel arrangements, and planning the use of an annual five-figure budget. My management experience includes hiring and teaching small teams to layout stage and audio equipment, effectively sell tickets, and promote events in person or online. The foremost lesson learned from forming SUMAC was to answer immediately and punctually, as other agencies, artists, and customers absolutely love to do business with somebody who works around them.

Spending my last four years as an engineer, producer, and businessman has given me a thorough workflow unique from other candidates. Right now, I am honing my skills to think on my feet efficiently while running daily entertainment events for Salt Hotels. Overcoming the challenge of having a few hours to plan and engineer productions by myself is tough, but a welcome obstacle. I feel quite comfortable in situations that require precision, proper communication, and execution of plans. My experience has helped me become a self-starter, a hard worker, and a quick learner, eager to prove myself in the music industry. I believe I would be a great fit for this position, as we share a common passion for producing high quality and creative content.
I have attached my resume and can be contacted via cell phone at------------ or through my email at ------------. I look forward to hearing back from you!

Sincerely,
Andrew Chrepta
30 Huntley Road, Holmdel, NJ 07733, ------------ ------------



EDUCATION
Stevens Institute of Technology
Bachelor of Arts in Music & Technology with Thesis Minor in Visual Arts & Technology
Hoboken, New Jersey August 2015 – May 2019

Relevant Coursework:
Sound Recording I-IV, Sound Design, Audio Post Production, Spatial Audio, Music Theory I-IV, Music History I-IV, Music Composition, Orchestration, Scoring for Media, Electronic Music, Hip-Hop Production, Music Business, Motion Graphics, Interactive Installations, Sound Art, Animation, 2D Foundations, and Modern Art History


WORK EXPERIENCE

Asbury Lanes / Salt Hotels in Asbury Park, New Jersey
Sound Technician / Stage Hand from February 2020 - Present

• Set up, broke down, and ran live sound/lighting systems for daily entertainment events in Salt Hotel locations
• Mixed live audio for a 700+ person venue and ensured audio equipment was organized and working correctly

Self Employed in Holmdel, New Jersey
Freelance Audio Engineer from August 2016 – Present

• Engineered and built a personal studio, composed of a live recording/mixing room, and vocal booth
• Scheduled and managed recording sessions with clients, ranging from video sound design to podcasts and music
• Assisted in recording, mixing, and mastering several songs with many artists, including SNL’s Ron Blake
• Performed alongside award winning jazz artists, including Yellowjackets, Terence Blanchard, and David Benoit

Stevens Underground Music Appreciation Committee in Hoboken, New Jersey
Talent Booking Agent / Producer / Staff Manager from September 2015 – May 2019

• Responsible for planning the efficient usage of an annual five figure budget to book music acts on campus
• Communicated with other booking agencies to negotiate contracts with big name acts, including The Hotelier,
Mitski, Cayetana, Jeff Rosenstock, Tiny Moving Parts, A Great Big Pile of Leaves, Hodera, and more
• Drafted contracts, invoices, tax forms, and show production documents for talent on short notice
• Managed finances to ensure talent was paid on time and provided requested accommodations before the show
• Organized each show’s required manpower including event security, vendors, engineers, and promotors

Stevens Institute Of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey
Office Assistant from August 2015 – May 2019

• Assisted in determining and securing major campus event locations to maximize student involvement
• Active in event planning for concerts, theater productions, seminars, meetings, conventions, and more
• Set up and broke down equipment for campus events, including furniture, stages, and audio equipment
• Organized a library of sheet music books into easily manageable files. Most were scanned and stored digitally


AFFILIATIONS

Brother of Alpha Sigma Phi – Alpha Tau Chapter April 2016 – Present

• Recruitment Chairman – Planned, organized, and moderated recruitment events, delegated responsibility to
ensure events ran smoothly, and kept in close personal contact with over 70 potential new members bi-annually
• House Manager – Accountable for compliance of all city, state, federal and institutional rules and regulations.
Responsible for planning house and fire inspections with the city of Hoboken, ensured electricity and water bills were paid diligently, organized and provided small repairs to damaged property

N.A.R.A.S Grammy University Member August 2015 – Present


SKILLS

Software: Avid Pro-Tools 12, Ableton Live 9, iZotope Ozone 8, Reaper64, Finale 2014, FMOD, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite including Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop, Lightroom, and Illustrator

Other: Electrical Soldering, Arduino and Pure Data programming, American Red Cross lifeguard/CPR certified U.S. Citizen – Available for full time employment immediately

Audio, Engineer, Sound, Design, Recording, Mixing, Mastering, Music, Business, Manager, Production