Jon is the vision behind Fundamental Sounds. As our CMO (Chief Music Officer), Founder, and lead visioneer, he brings over 20 years experience in the music industry in production, audio engineering, acoustical consulting, artist development and promotion, music performance, and higher education to his work with our artists.
A featured presenter nationally and internationally, Jon regularly gives talks on behind-the-scenes aspects of the music industry ranging from “Recording Better Voiceovers and Podcasts, a Live Demo: The Tools and Techniques to Achieve a Professional Sound” to “The Art of Audition Recording” and “Filters, Bell Curves, and Q, OH MY!: A Primer on Equalization and other Frequency Based Processing.” Recent conferences and festivals include SuperMAGfest Music and Gaming Festival, International Trumpeters Guild Conference, and the Texas Music Educators Association conference, among others.
Jon serves on the Board of the Global Z Recording Project, and his design and execution of communications systems were featured in a poster presentation at the Biomedical Engineering Society’s 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting, “Design of a Novel Self-Contained N-100 Highly Portable Powered Respirator to Prevent Infection and Transmission of SARS-CoV-2.” With over 15 years teaching in higher ed, Jon’s commitment to sharing what he knows and building artistic partnerships are hallmarks of the Fundamental Sounds experience.
He is a member of the Audio Engineering Society, the College Music Society, and Chamber Music America.
Patrick brings our artists to the world. Working together with them to craft a plan to take each project from original vision to release and beyond, his years of experience in artist development, radio campaigns and marketing, music video production, licensing, booking, promotion, and consulting in the recording and entertainment industry are what gets our artists heard. Patrick’s expertise in developing unsigned artists is shaped by his work in LA with his mentor, the late Rob Figarola of Daily Unsigned (promoter for 10 Grammy award-winning artists, including Alabama Shakes and The Wknd; and Billboard topping bands Imagine Dragons, Macklemore, Krewella, among others).
His commitment to meeting industry standards in marketing, public relations, and promotion has helped the artists he represents garner as many as 816,543 streams individually on Spotify, 603,220 streams individually on YouTube, and land spots performing in festivals coast to coast.
Thom is the lead sculptor of the Fundamental Sounds artist roster. Often the first point of contact for our artists, he brings over 20 years experience performing, writing, and teaching music in higher ed to his work in artist recruitment and development.
Thom has written dozens of songs, various chamber works and original musicals, underscored music for dramatic plays, and has toured nationally and put out two full-length, self-produced albums with his band Silent Old Mtns. He currently teaches music composition and theory at Shepherd University while continuing to write popular music and music for the concert hall.