Joseph Stolarick — Audio Documentarian
Joe Stolarick is a New Orleans-based audio engineer and musician. Originally from Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, Joe first visited New Orleans in 2010 as a member of AmeriCorps and permanently relocated in 2012.
He now works as Audio-Visual Production Specialist for the Louisiana State Museum, recording, mixing, and documenting concerts and special events held at the Old U.S. Mint’s Performing Arts Center. He also supports digitization of the LSM’s internationally recognized Jazz Collection and other recorded media.
In addition to his work for the Louisiana State Museum, Joe freelances as an audio engineer and producer, frequently partnering with the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park and WWOZ New Orleans 90.7 FM. His recordings have been featured on numerous public radio programs including American Routes with Nick Spitzer, Talkin’ Jazz with Fred Kasten, and Music Inside Out with Gwen Thompkins.
An accomplished percussionist, Joe performs and records regularly with the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park band. He has also shared the stage with many local musicians including Bruce “Sunpie” Barnes, the Panorama Jazz Band, and Kelcy Mae
Joe earned his B.A. in Music with an emphasis in Music Recording Technology and Percussion from Lebanon Valley College (Annville, PA) in 2008. In 2007, he completed an audio production internship at Smithsonian Folkways Recordings in Washington D.C. After graduation, Joe worked as Assistant Engineer at George Blood Audio/Safe Sound Archive, an audio preservation facility located in Philadelphia, PA.