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Justin Clark (J.C.) Scheid

Justin Clark (J.C.) Scheid

Justin Clark Scheid is a composer, performer, sound artist, and production technician based in Los Angeles, California.

Justin enjoys writing music for both acoustic and electronic mediums, often collaborating with other artists to create unique environmental experiences. In recent years, he has worked extensively with dancers and choreographers to create both staged and immersive works. He has had the honor to write and arrange music for Dance Aegis, Iris Company, Heidi Duckler, Lawrence Blake, Julie Bour, and the Yorke Dance Project for their 20th Anniversary Tour. He is also a co-founding member of the sound and vision project Cannibalistic Caterpillar. 

As a technician, Justin has worked throughout Orange County, Los Angeles and Hollywood. While his speciality is audio, he has worked in every medium of technical production in support of commercial and non-commercial events. Outside of live production, Justin is also a museum and art gallery preparator. Notable venues and events include REDCAT, OC Fair & Event Center, MUZEO Museum and Cultural Center, Pasadena Convention Center (Politcon 2017), KABC-TV (LA Martin Luther King Day Parade 2019 and LA Pride Parade 2019), and The Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas.

Justin received his Bachelor’s Degree from California State University Long Beach and his Master’s Degree from California Institute of the Arts, studying flute performance with Dr. John Barcellona and music composition with Dr. Alan Shockley, Michael Jon Fink, Ulrich Krieger, and Michael Pisaro. He taught electronic music and production technology at both Rio Hondo College and Chapman University, as well as music classes for the Sharon Lund School of Dance at CalArts where he currently works as a technical director for their dance theater. 

Outside of work, Justin is an avid DIY enthusiast and enjoys building synthesizers and working with microcontrollers. As a hobby he collects vinyl records, bad jokes, and flannel shirts. He can also make an excellent peanut butter and banana smoothie.