Carolyn Malachi

Grammy Awards & Nominations

1x Grammy Nominee

Carolyn Malachi

Tenured Professor, Howard University

About the Instructor

Carolyn Malachi holds a master’s degree in Audio Technology from American University (2019), received a Fulbright-Hays award for her work in three Eastern Caribbean nations (2016), and celebrates the honorary doctorate bestowed by her undergraduate alma mater, Shepherd University (2015). Her music production work centers independent artists, filmmakers, and non-profit organizations. She is an Avid Certified Dolby Atmos Professional working as a freelance producer, engineer, composer and film sound editor under the moniker Call & Response. She is the creator of the eponymous, patent-pending interactive performance system and method for converting interactive data into money and sound (2022).  

As a professor in the Cathy Hughes School of Communications at Howard University, Malachi teaches audio production courses. Her mixed-method research, for which she has received support from the Howard University Center for Women, Gender and Global Leadership (2023), unites autoethnography and data analyses to develop counter-narrative sonic experiences.

Carolyn Malachi advocates for women working in or aspiring to work the music industry’s technical professions. She serves as P&E co-chair for the Recording Academy’s® Washington, DC chapter where she co-created Remote Controlled (2021), the Academy’s pandemic-era, at-home recording instructional series. Malachi’s guest lectures, workshops, and panel contributions include “Digital Futurism” through the Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum (2022), “Post-Production Scoring, Sound Editing, and Sound Mixing for Documentary Film” at Drexel University, “Making Waves: We Are Moving the Needle at Berklee College of Music, “Equity Learning Series: Immersive and Inclusive – A Discussion of Representation in Immersive Audio” for Audio Engineering Society, and “Songwriting” at Johns Hopkins University (2023).

Malachi’s extensive music performance history includes several engagements at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as well as international Jazz festivals and solo concerts in the UK, Japan, China, South Africa, Haiti, Papua New Guinea, Kuwait, Bahrain, Jordan, St. Lucia, Barbados, and Grenada. She received a Best Urban Alternative Performance GRAMMY Award nomination for her single “Orion” (2010). Through her own music, production, engineering, and educational instruction, Carolyn Malachi carries on in the tradition of musical excellence established by her great-grandfather, the legendary Jazz pianist, Howard University educator and posthumous recipient of the Benny Golson Jazz Masters Award, John Malachi.

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