John Baylies freelance musician & audio technician


John Baylies -

Employment History

Self-Employed — Freelance Musician

Summer 2014 – Present

Perform on tuba, sousaphone, and electronics (Ableton, Max/MSP) with various ensembles at festivals, parades, fundraisers, theaters, bars, weddings, memorial services, sporting events, and corporate events. See 'Professional Memberships' for details.

Conference Rentals — Conference Engineer

Summer 2018 - 2023

Manage a Taiden conference system and translation booth for political and corporate events including the United Nation's Seventh Replenishment, and the Lions Club's International Convention.

Eventide — Entry-Level Audio Support Technician

Feb. 2020 - Jun. 2022

  • Collect, verify, and report bugs and issues from alpha/beta testers.
  • Create Jira tickets and monitor, retest, close as needed.
  • Work with developers to evaluate and improve UI and core functionality.
  • Work with developers and product managers to create and maintain product documentation, including specifications, manuals, and customer support material.
  • Manage firmware and software releases.
  • Work with Git, reStructuredText, Sphinx, Regex, Python, C++

ICMC/NYCEMF — Audio Technician / Stage Crew

Summer 2019

Assist sound engineer, performers, and composers with setup, breakdown, and troubleshooting of mics, cables, instruments, stands, chairs, etc. during soundchecks and shows.

Bare Opera — Sound Engineer

Spring 2019

Designed and ran a sound reinforcement system for a production of Maria de Buenos Aires.

Safe — Playback Engineer

Spring 2019

Mixed backing tracks with a live ensemble using Ableton during rehearsals and auditions. Arranged lead sheets for the ensemble. Cued entrances.

Electrobrass Conference — Coordinator

Spring 2018

Budgeting, booking, marketing, advertising, funding, sales, social media, website, everything except branding / logo design.

Stuyvesant Park Neighborhood Association — Audio Technician

Summer 2018 - 2019

Manage a Fender Passport digital mixer for the Sunday evening events. Setup and breakdown PA with wired and wireless mics for the instructors and instrumentalists.

The Parish of Calvary ~ St. George's — Audio Technician

Spring 2018

Manage a Behringer X32 digital mixer for the Sunday morning service. Setup and breakdown wired and wireless mics for the clergy, choir, and instrumentalists.

Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema  — Audio Technician

Fall 2017 - Spring 2018

Troubleshoot computers, mixing boards, cables, microphones, etc. Assist with setup and breakdown. Regularly check and take inventory of equipment.

Nu Mouthpieces Co-founder

2016 – 2017

R&D, marketing, and sales for handmade wooden mouthpieces that facilitate didgeridoo techniques on low brass instruments.

Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras Stage Crew

Fall 2011 – 2014

Set and clear chairs, stands, and percussion for multiple ensemble/sectional rehearsals. Supervise kids during breaks.

Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras  Counselor

Summer 2011,  2012, & 2013

Live in cabins with campers. Supervise campers in living areas. Plan and supervise afternoon recreational programs and evening social programs.

New England Music Camp Counselor

Summer 2011 &  2012

Live in cabins with campers. Supervise campers in living areas. Plan and supervise afternoon recreational programs and evening social programs.


Brooklyn College Master of Fine Arts, Performance and Interactive Media Arts

Dropped out to allow more time for gigs.

Studied Max/MSP under the instruction of Ryan Holsopple, Briggan Kraus, Doug Geers, and Red Wierenga.

Boston University Bachelor of Music, Brass Performance

Class of 2014

Studied tuba under the instruction of Ken Amis in Mike Roylance’s studio.

London Royal College of Music

Fall 2012

Studied tuba under the instruction of Lee Tsarmaklis and Owen Slade.

North Andover High School

Class of 2010

Studied tuba under the instruction of Brian Diehl and Mike Milnarik.


Electrobrass Basement Sessions Competition Finalist 2017

Professional Memberships

2017 - Present

Dingonek Street Band


2018 - Present

Brass Monkeys

2021 - 2023

Men Wearing Dresses

2022 - 2023

Sunnyside Electric


Off The Bar Brass

Star Jelly Horns

Brooklyn Delta Jazz Party

Raya Brass Band

2019 - 2020

Banda Nueva York

Sarma Brass Band

Vibes A GoGo

For The Sol

Nevermind Orchestra

2018 - 2020

Bobby Spellman Nonet

2017 - 2021

Underground Horns

Black Tie Brass

Wholly Brass Band

Banda Armonia Del Peru


Kim Böekbinder

The NY Derbys

2017 - 2018

Patriot Brass Ensemble

Quartet Plus 1


Dhalgren Sunrise

International Banda Super Star

NYU Computer Music Group

2014 - 2017

Hot Tamale Brass Band

Downtown Brass Band

Leap of Faith Orchestra

Italian-American Band

Uncle Sam’s Jazz Band

Santa Claus Jazz Band

Dahlman’s Glacier Project

Dave B and the Hot Shots

New Magnolia Jazz Band

Mad Bavarian Brass Band

Tony Barrie Band

Natick Legion Band

Oom Pah Pahs

Cocek Brass Band

Soggy Po’ Boys

Honk DisOrchestra

Something Shameless Brass Band

2013 - 2015

Boston University Scarlet Band

2013 - 2014

  • Principal

New England Philharmonic

  • Second

Bay Colony Brass


  • Substitute

Boston Civic Symphony

Mercury Orchestra


  • Principal

Amati Orchestra

Xibus World Orchestra

  • Substitute

Arcadia Mundi / I Maestri