Dr. Kelly Garner graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Commercial Voice from Belmont University. Kelly also holds a Master of Arts degree in Music with a specialization in Jazz Studies from Middle Tennessee State University and completed a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Jazz Voice Performance with a cognate in Music Technology from Frost School of Music at the University of Miami in 2014. Her dissertation is entitled “Vocal Recording Techniques for the Modern Digital Studio.” She won six Student Downbeat Awards while pursuing her studies at Miami and is the author of a book for the National Association of Teachers of Singing organization entitled, “So You Want To Sing Country.”
Mark Wenner designed, constructed, and analyzed Big Dog Studios for Garner in Franklin TN. Wenner finished the control room and isolation rooms with custom acoustic treatments including wall panels, waveguiding clouds, diffusers and bass traps.