The student handbook for the ETC students who entered in the program in August of 2021.
Growing up in Little Neck, New York, Katelyn always had a strong love for music. She began learning guitar at age 9. At the same time, she fostered an interest in computers and technology. It only seemed logical that she would eventually find a way to marry the two. Following the lead of her older brother, she began writing and recording her own songs on her home PC. By 16, she had created an arsenal of lo-fi, homespun music.
She attended undergrad at Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, receiving her B.Mus in Technology in Music and Related Arts. During that time, her experiences took her everywhere from composition to digital video to performing in a steel drum ensemble to managing 300 sound cues for a large-scale contemporary opera production. She decided very quickly that she wanted to continue her studies, and felt that the Entertainment Technology program at Carnegie Mellon was the perfect way to focus her knowledge and gain some valuable real-world experience.
After she receives her degree, Katelyn hopes to become a sound designer for games, television, or film.