Maria Mejia Yepes

Maria Mejia Yepes

Assistant Professor, Media Arts, Sciences and Studies
Faculty, Television-Radio

Specialty:Audio Production
Phone:(607) 274-5101
E-mail:myepes@ithaca.edu
Office:234 Roy H Park Hall
Ithaca, NY 14850

(M.F.A, Rochester Institute of Technology, 2014) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies at Ithaca College. She instructs audio production for media courses.  Originally from Bogota, Colombia she began her career as a musician with a degree from Universidad El Bosque focusing on modern music, jazz vocals, and music production. She taught vocal techniques and music production courses at an intermediate 2 yr.-College degree at a program designed to reduce violence in youth and give opportunities to talented students from underprivileged communities to pursue Music and develop a Music career. Paralleling to her career as an educator, she had the opportunity to develop her music skills as the lead vocalist of the melodic death metal band "Inheritor".

She moved to the United States to pursue her MFA in film production with a concentration in sound design and continued to work on projects with directors around the globe. Her latest participation is in a project that involves Mi’kmaq and Maliseet tribes of the Maritime Provinces of Canada and their sister tribe the Passamaquoddy Native Peoples of Maine.