molly norris, aud, business development coordinator
Molly has a remarkable range of educational and professional exploits, with music and physics as the common threads. Her Physics BA with a music minor from Boston University included two summers studying opera through the University of Cincinnati in Lucca, Italy. Next stop was Stanford University’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics where she merged her artistic and scientific interests to earn a Master of Arts in Music, Science, and Technology. Still not satisfied, she went on to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to earn a Master of Science in Building Sciences with an emphasis in architectural acoustics. Needless to say, she is pretty sharp.
Between the two masters degrees, she spent two years in the audio department at Berkeley Repertory Theatre which included programming the LCS Matrix3 digital console for shows including Haroun and the Sea of Stories, Suddenly Last Summer, 36 Views, Nocturne, Much Ado About Nothing, Culture Clash in AmeriCCa, and Homebody/Kabul. She also spent a good deal of this time creating her own sound designs for productions in support of her mother’s regional theatre company, Solano Repertory Company. She most recently spent two and a half years with Kirkegaard Associates in Chicago as a Consultant with particular emphasis on modeling, testing, and diffusion research. She continues to study vocal jazz and performs as much as she possibly can, sometimes even while working. Molly is an associate member of the Acoustical Society of America and the Audio Engineering Society. She is a 2005 Newman Medalist for Merit in Architectural Acoustics and a 1996 Frank H. Buck Scholar.