Marcus Carline is a digital audio workstation (DAW) consultant, music notation software instructor and composition teacher, music theory teacher and singing teacher in the Long Beach/West Orange County and surrounding areas. As an audio technician, he has a wide range of experience. He is currently a hall technician for CSULB, where he runs live sound for concerts, designs stage lighting, and records events. He was the touring sound engineer for PST, the top vocal jazz ensemble at the school. Marcus is also a singer and composer with wide interests and influences, from straight-ahead jazz to postmodernism, simple folk to dense, electronically processed materials. He graduated from Cal State, Long Beach in 2016 with a B.M. in Jazz Studies (Vocal Performance) and Composition. As such, jazz heavily influences his compositional work, particularly in the use of extended harmony and desire for more improvisational thinking from his performers. His compositions have been performed by professional groups such as Friction Quartet, VEDA Quartet, Los Angeles Percussion Quartet, and ensembleFRET. He has also written a variety of commercial compositions, writing for short films, animations, and a video game. But having jazz as a foundation hasn’t stopped him from branching out into minimalism, modernism, postmodernism, modal, atonal, and electronically processed music. Marcus has also been commissioned for his arrangements, having written for the Bob Cole Concert Jazz Orchestra and CSULB’s top vocal jazz ensemble, PST. And with an arrangement for PST, he was awarded a Downbeat Student Music Award for Best Undergraduate Arrangement. As a singer, he is currently a section leader with Choral Arts Initiative, a vocal percussionist with WestBeat, a section leader at Covenant Presbyterian Long Beach, and a soloist that has been a returning artist to various festivals and art walks under Gypsy Collective. Outside of this, he has a lot of experience recording live performances and in studio. He uses his experience with Logic Pro X, Adobe Premiere, and Max/MSP in his own artistic endeavors, and when he’s not mixing, he’s probably watching anime.