Faculty Information

Anna Frick

Anna Frick

Part-Time Lecturer
  • Music and Entertainment Studies (CAM)

Anna Frick’s career has its roots in a chance experience behind a mixing desk while she was still in high school. It was that “lightbulb moment” that led to formal studies at the University of Colorado Denver. A wealth of professional experience followed, leading her to find a passion in mastering and restoration. She honed her craft at Airshow Mastering and after twelve years, she has now stepped out on her own, founding her own studio in Longmont, Colorado, named Ally Sound. She has mastered albums for Billy Strings, GRAMMY-nominees Wood & Wire, Justin Moses, Roland Guerin, Bill Frisell, Tim O’Brien & Dale Bruning, Ben Sollee, Cyril Neville, and Third Man Records’ GRAMMY-winning The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records boxed set, on which she did mastering and restoration work. She has restored historic audio for the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, the Clyfford Still Museum, Louisiana State University, Colorado State University, and the University of Calgary. Anna is also deeply involved in music industry leadership, advocacy and mentorship, in her native Colorado and beyond, through her work with The Recording Academy (serving on the National Board of Trustees), the Audio Engineering Society (AES) (serving as the Colorado Section Vice Chair), SoundGirls.org (co-founder of the Colorado Chapter), and the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) (serving on the Board of Directors, DEI Committee and Education Committee). 

Education, Licensure & Certifications

University of Colorado Denver
BS; Music


Sound Engineer of the Year winner - 2021, International Bluegrass Music Association
Sound Engineer of the Year nominee - 2019, International Bluegrass Music Association
Wood & Wire, “North of Despair” - 2019 GRAMMY nominee, Best Bluegrass Album (mastering engineer)
The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records, Volume 2 - 2016 GRAMMY winner, Best Boxed Set or Limited Edition Package (mastering engineer)
The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records, Volume 1 - 2015 GRAMMY winner, Best Boxed Set or Limited Edition Package (mastering engineer)


The Recording Academy - National Trustee, San Francisco Chapter, Producers & Engineers Wing Steering Committee
Audio Engineering Society (AES) - Colorado Section Vice Chair
Soundgirls.org - colorado chapter head
International Bluegrass Association (IBMA) - board member, education committee, diversity equity and inclusion committee
Folk Alliance International - member
SPAN (Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence) - board member

College of Arts & Media

CU Denver

Arts Building

1150 10th Street

Suite 177

Denver, CO 80204


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