Carolyn Malachi is a Grammy Award-Nominated performing artist, sound engineer, and educator. She’s living her dream in the music industry during a pivotal moment, and she educated us about advocacy, saying no, and trusting yourself. We also chatted about her life in DC proper, cryptocurrency, and how we will look back on 2020.
Music is a universal language: this idea permeates Carolyn Malachi’s body of work.
Malachi’s extensive performance history includes Jazz festivals and solo concerts in China, South Africa, Haiti, Papua New Guinea and Kuwait. The performing artist, sound engineer, and educator received a Best Urban Alternative Performance GRAMMY Award nomination for her single “Orion” in 2010. She has released five albums and several singles. The latest, a cover of Phoebe Snow’s classic R&B / Folk song “Poetry Man”, is set for Summer 2020 release.
Carolyn Malachi’s academic research focuses on the intersections of sonifcation and blockchain technology. As a sound engineer, she works with nonprofit organizations and independent artists while advocating for women within the music industry’s technical professions.
She volunteers her time to the Capitol Hill Jazz Foundation in Washington, DC and serves on the Recording Academy’s national board of trustees. Carolyn Malachi holds a masters degree in Audio Technology from American University, received a Fulbright for her work in three Eastern Caribbean nations, and celebrates the honorary doctorate bestowed by her undergraduate alma mater, Shepherd University.
The artist spends quiet moments listening for resonant frequencies in empty spaces. Her personal mantra is “onward and upward”.