PROFESSOR OF ELECTRONICS
DEAN OF SOUND
Tony Huerta started his music career as a professional singer for Six Flags/Elitch Gardens, as well as majoring in Vocal Performance at the University of Northern Colorado. In 1998, Tony joined the groundbreaking A Cappella group “The 17th Avenue Allstars” and performed for ten years as the Vocal Percussionist and baritone/tenor, performing in about 70-80 concerts per year across the United States. As the principle arranger, recording engineer, and producer for three full length “Allstar” CD’s, Huerta took it upon himself to learn studio and live sound engineering.
Huerta’s recording studio, Sonic Audio, was founded in 1999. He has produced, engineered or mastered a cappella CD Projects for: The Real Group, Take 6, Harmonia Vocal (Angola Africa), Traces of Blue “Afro Blue from NBC’s The Sing-Off”, Cadence, M-Pact, Six Appeal, Nota & Sony Latin, Face (Boulder, CO and the NBC “Sing Off”), and many more. He also Recorded, Mixed and Produced the world’s first Opera A Cappella, Midsummer Night’s Dream for Opera Memphis!
Currently, Tony is the international touring Production Manager for 10 time Grammy winners, Take 6 of which he met in 2006. He also currently engineers Georgia On My Mind, a full big band tribute to Ray Charles Which had a residency at the Venetian in Las Vegas for famed record label owner and executive producer Larry Rosen. Also, Vocalosity, a new theatrical style show on tour currently across the United States! As a freelance engineer, he has mixed concerts for many major acts including Stevie Wonder, Amy Grant, Kirk Whalum, Nnenna Freelon, and Brian McKnight, as well as the 2010 Shakira tour as Front of House engineer for Nota.. Huerta has also mixed in famed halls and venues like the Kennedy Center, the Apollo Theater, Lincoln Center, American Airlines Arena, Pepsi Center, Tokyo International Hall, and more. His TV credits include specials for TV One and Trinity Broadcasting Network, and the White House Christmas Tree Lighting. Huerta also engineered live sound for the 2009 Armed Forces Network Production of “Holiday Notes From Home” at the Grand Ol Opry in Nashville which received a regional Emmy Nomination.
Huerta funds and produces Mile High Vox, a non-profit organization that produces the Mile High Vocal Jam, educational and performance vocal festival each year. Huerta’s goal is to inspire young singers to continue in the music business, either as a performer, engineer, or on the business side.
Huerta also founded the newest All Vocal Band in Denver, Colorado called Motive!
Huerta enjoys teaching groups about performance technique, sound, recording, and the art of singing a cappella!