Mark Kirchner is an extremely personable, knowledgeable and highly respected member of the audio/video education community.
He is a partner at Studio West, and while he has stepped away from the day to day running of the facility, he previously managed the technical operations of San Diego's largest audio post-production facility (8,000 sq ft), and served as senior audio engineer, sound supervisor, sound designer, and mixer. During this time, he produced diverse audio content for film, television and radio, for clients including; Marvel, Warner Brothers, Sony, Paramount, Disney, and NPR.
Along with fellow Musician’s Council Expert Peter Dyson, Mark Co-founded The Recording Arts Center in 2006. He served as Program Manager for this audio production school which included degree program oversight, curriculum development, daily student interaction, and design of the campus media-systems infrastructure. TRAC applied for, and received approval in 2012 by the State of California, to offer an Occupational Associate Degree in Recording Arts. Mark helped design and teach program courseware on audio and video post-production, and sound for picture, video production, and live sound engineering.
Mark is currently the Director of Audio Services at The Commonwealth Club of California, San Francisco.