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Stephen O'Hara is a native of the Pacific Northwest and was schooled in music, film and design at the University of Washington in Seattle and at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Since 1984 I have maintained a teaching certificate granted by the California State Board of Post-Secondary and Vocational Education. At The College for Recording Arts, in San Francisco, I instructed in Recording Engineering, Record Production and Music Business. I have guest lectured in songwriting and recording technology at San Francisco State University, Mission College, The San Francisco Conservatory of Music and Diablo Valley College. Since 1991, he has been the full-time faculty member in the Recording Technology Program at Citrus College.





Steve has been involved in many aspects of live production in both Minnesota and California.  He is a live audio engineer who has worked many large productions including concerts, award shows, and corporate events. In addition to schooling at PCC and the University of Minnesota, Steve received his live sound certificate from the California Institute of Concert Sound Engineering. Besides teaching the live sound courses at Citrus College, he handles concert engineering in the Haugh Performing Arts Center. Steve is also the head audio engineer at Pasadena City College in Sexson Auditorium where in addition he designs smart classrooms and teaches audio production and live sound classes


TIM JAQUETTE (Recording Engineer) In his 40-year career Tim Jaquette has been deeply involved in all aspects of music and music production. Tim has enjoyed successful careers both as a recording/performing artist as well as a recording engineer. His credits as a bass player read like a "Who's Who" of contemporary Christian music. He has performed or recorded with such notables as The Archers, Larry Norman, Dallas Holm, Debbie Boone, Michelle Pillar, Bob Bennett, and Crystal Lewis. His engineering credits include work for Paula Abdul, L.A. and Babyface, The Whispers, Pebbles, Karyn White, Brick, Tony Bennett, Maranatha Records, the Black-Eyed Peas, Gwen Stefani, and Andrae Crouch's Grammy award-winning album, Mercy. Jaquette has also engineered film and video productions for Nickelodeon, The Disney Channel, and HBO, to name a few. He continues to be in demand both as a performer and an audio engineer in Los Angeles while managing the renowned Recording Technology facility at Citrus College.

Mr. Jaquette also teaches Audio Recording I & II and acts as special consultant to the recording studio at Azusa Pacific University. Discography can be found at Filmography can be found at


With over ten years of experience in the field of audio production, Rob Tyck has worked on a wide range of projects. From sound design for toys, to music production for broadcast and CD release, there aren’t many areas in which he hasn't had some experience. In addition to teaching at Citrus College, he continues to work as an audio engineer, studio consultant and musician.


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