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A bit about Derek Buckles:


Derek Buckles is an award winning sound designer/composer, audio engineer, and production manager currently based out of Milwaukee, WI. Derek has been a lifelong artist and technician, following in the footsteps of his musician parents. Derek started his career at a young age, mixing his first show at 12 years old, as well as performing on the stage in plays, musical, and TV commercials. After graduating high school Derek attended the University of Wisconsin-Steven Point’s theatre program receiving a BA in Theatre Arts-Drama focusing on sound design. While in school he continued to work professionally both in live music and theatrical productions, including sound designing on brand new works.


Some of Derek’s professional appointments include: Resident Master Carpenter at Timberlake Playhouse, Changeover Deck Chief/Fly Captain/Carpenter at Texas Shakespeare Festival, and Production Manager/House Sound Engineer at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, and Technical Director at All In Productions. 


Derek has also worked with national acts such as: Jessica Lang Dance Company, Ailey II Dance Company, Kevin Eubanks, Elvin Bishop, Beach House, Ted Yoder, Lex Allen, Livingston Taylor, Phil Cook, Horseshoes and Hand Grenades, and many more. 


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