Résumé

Will Melones | will@willmelones.com | (917) 727-2679
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Education

Berklee College of Music (Boston, MA) 2009-2012

Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary Writing and Production (Summa Cum Laude)

Private Instructors

David Buda – Patti Labelle, Vince Gill, Take Six, Amy Grant, John Williams, Bono, Broadway appearances
Lincoln Goines – Sonny Rollins, Dizzy Gillespie, Michael Brecker, Bob Mintzer, Mike Stern
Joe Santerre – Eguie Castrillo, Tom Coster, Mike Mangini, John Petrucci
Students include Tom Hamilton (Aerosmith), John Myung (Dream Theater), Chris Loftlin (Brian McKnight), Bryan Bellar (Dweezil Zappa), Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction/Alanis Morrisette)
Paul Del Nero – Artie Shaw, Hal Crook, Charlie Rouse, Donald Byrd, Buddy Tate, Broadway appearances

Professors

  • Bill Elliott – Return of Jafar, Aladdin & the King of Thieves, Independence Day, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Nice Work if You Can Get It, Anything Goes, Swing!
  • Joe Carrier – Joey McIntyre, American Idol, The Hills, All That, Entertainment Tonight, Mob Wives
  • Kurt Biederwolf – Molson, Chevrolet, Ford, Bacardi, Coke, AMEX
  • Michael Farquharson – Tom Jones, Chuck Berry, Dionne Warwick, Michael Brecker, Livingston Taylor

Harford Community College (Bel Air, MD) 2007-2009

Associate of Arts in Music

Private Instructors

Professors

Employment

Marcelo Zarvos, Composer (New York, NY) 2015-Present

Premix Engineer

  • Render and deliver audio stems to music editors for television and film projects
  • Engineer recording sessions in studio and via Source-Connect
  • General studio maintenance and technical support of multi-studio local network running Pro Tools, Digital Performer, and Vienna Ensemble Pro

TakeLessons (Kearny, NJ) 2013-Present

Private Instructor

  • Teach guitar and bass lessons in home and in studio to students age from 7 to 56

Doc’s Basement (Kearny, NJ) 2012-Present

Owner, Producer

  • Produce and engineer albums for artists of varying genres, planning through distribution
  • Write promotional and ad music including Bareburger spot and Monterey Bay Aquarium musical
  • Hand-build and sell audio cables including TS, TRS, and XLR combinations
  • Original Music featured on FOX primetime series Empire

United Telecom USA (Hoboken, NJ) 2014-2015

Sales Representative

  • Sold cellular phones, tablets, and related accessories
  • Troubleshot technical issues and provides technical support

Special Event Resources, Inc. (Ringwood, NJ) 2013-2014

Roadie, Tech

  • Provided audio/visual technology, lighting, and support for high-end parties
  • Spontaneously solved technical issues and met client needs in real time

Best Buy (Boston,MA) 2010-2012

Digital Life Specialist

  • Sold portable electronics including cameras, audio players, and GPS
  • Customer service and merchandising

Berklee College of Music (Boston, MA) 2010-2011

Guitar Lab Accompanist

  • Played bass for guitar students in group classroom setting
  • Assisted instructor Jim Peterson with class operation

Music & Arts Center (Bel Air, MD) 2005-2009

Sales Associate

  • Sold musical instruments, sheet music, and accessories
  • Managed tuition and special order systems, registered students for private instruction