My name is Marcus Richardson. I’m 21 years old and currently a student at Brigham Young University.

I was born in Iowa City, Iowa, and lived there for a majority of my childhood. My family has since moved to Texas, New Mexico, and finally Provo Utah, where we now reside. After achieving a 3.9 GPA in High School I applied and made it into BYU. After a year of college, I went on a two-year mission trip for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Mississippi and Louisiana.

My family is very important to me. I have four siblings, and I enjoy watching cartoons and playing video games with them. Over the course of my two-year mission trip, I sent home stories that I wrote and they sent me homemade “podcasts”, or creative audio recordings. My family has helped me stay motivated to work hard and be creative.

One of my greatest passions is composing and playing music. I play trumpet, bass guitar, and several other instruments. For years, I have also been composing, recording, and mixing my own electronic music tracks. From an early age, I became familiar with audio digital tools, such as MIDI instruments, equalizers, VST plug-ins, and so on. My compositions range from chiptune to ambient, with a plethora of other genres. I also have experience with several Digital Audio Workstations, including Audacity, Garage Band, and Protools.

As an intern at Rock Canyon Studios, I learned more skills of the trade. The studio has a soundstage and three control rooms. I became very familiar and experienced with audio equipment, both for on-stage live performances and recording in sound booths. I am currently a music minor and have taken private lessons on synthesizer at BYU, with an emphasis in mixing with Pro Tools. I plan to major in Communications Studies, with an emphasis on understanding and producing creative media, especially audio.

I’m excited and optimistic about my future. I am sure there will be many opportunities serve, learn, and be creative in coming years.