Mark Annunziato


Vice President of Engineering and Operations
Sound Associates

Biography


Mark Annunziato is Vice President of Engineering and Operations at Sound Associates, Inc. in New York. He has over 20 years’ experience in the field of Assistive Technology and has dedicated his career to making Theatre accessible to everyone. During his career at Sound Associates, Mark has played a pivotal role in developing a number of different products aimed at helping people with special needs. These products include a line of Infrared Assistive Listing Systems designed to aid those with hearing loss; I-Caption®, a wireless visual aid that provides automated closed captioning for live theatre; and D-Scriptive™, an automated audio description system designed for the visually impaired. The implementation of these products in Broadway Theatres has garnered Sound Associates, Inc. a Tony Award from the American Theatre Wing and the Secretary’s Highest Recognition Award from Secretary Michael Leavitt of the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

Mark received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Manhattan College.

Sound Associates, Inc.

Sound Associates, Inc. was founded in 1946. Its primary business is the rental and sale of large scale audio and video systems to Broadway productions, outdoor festivals, and touring musicals. Sound Associates has installed hundreds of sound systems in small arenas, theaters, and houses of worship.

Our latest Theatrical installations include the: XL Center, Hartford, CT; Providence Performing Arts Center, Providence RI; Coral Springs Performing Arts Center, Coral Springs, FL; Benedum Center for the Performing Arts, Pittsburgh PA; Brooklyn Academy of Music; Brooklyn NY.

Theatrical productions designed and supplied by Sound Associates include: Matilda, Lion King, American in Paris, On the Town, Finding Neverland, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, A Gentleman`s Guide to Love and Murder.

Houses of Worship installations include: Congregation Emanuel, New York, NY; Congregation Rodeph Sholom, New York, NY; Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York, NY; Korean Presbyterian Church of New Jersey, Oakland, NJ.

Session History

06/25/2015 - The ABCs of Assistive Listening Technology