Kerry Kelekovich - Columbia College Chicago

Kerry Kelekovich



Kerry Kelekovich is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Cinema And Television Arts teaching Music For Cinema, Post-Production Audio, and location sound courses. As a veteran of both the music and film industries, Kerry served as Columbia's recording engineer and film mixer, co-managing the Sound Studio in the formerly branded Film & Video Department, while maintaining a dual-career as a performing multi-instrumentalist and composer. Working as an audio specialist, Kerry's experience includes mixing duties at many of Chicago's legendary music venues as well as North American concert halls from Montreal to Los Angeles. With a background extending to singer-songwriters (Cath Carroll, Michael McDermott, Robbie Fulks), bands (The Wildroots, Eleventh Dream Day), and filmmakers (Peter Thompson, Maurice Amar, Anthony Loeb, Michael Rabiger), he currently operates Couderay Music Design and maintains music publishing archive Lilypad Records, while sporadically releasing the works of emerging bands, songwriters, and composers. Current projects include music production for Tell Me by newcomer Shakey Toothpick (Lilypad 2018) and remixing of the debut singles for England's Jetstream Pony from their EP, Self-Destruct Reality (Kleine Untergrund Schallplatten/Released July 13, 2018). He attended Northern Illinois University to study acoustics with world-renowned, acoustics-researcher, Dr. Thomas Rossing and attended Columbia College Chicago to study Sound Composition with Howard Sandroff and Audio Engineering with the celebrated, Chess Records recording engineer, Malcolm Chisholm creating a resume spanning a broad range of artists and clients in music, television, and cinema.

Instructional Areas

Music Publishing & Supervision, Sound Design, Audio Mixing & Editing, ADR & Foley Recording, Voice-over Production

Creative Practice and Research Interests

Copyright and Fair Use, Streaming Technologies, Graphic Design and Photography