Dr. Christopher Dahlie, PhD

Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


I am a native of Chautauqua County and a scholar/practitioner in audio production. I have been Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater's Head of Audio for over twenty years, and have worked as a resident audio engineer in New York City, Los Angeles, Auckland (New Zealand) and Chapel Hill (North Carolina). My dissertation at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill was a technological and cultural history of live audio engineering from the mid-1960's to the recent past.

Teaching Interests

Audio Production
Sound Design
Radio News
Popular Culture Practice and Criticism

Research Interests

Sound Studies
Cultural Studies
Political Economy
Media Studies

Awards and Honors

  • Chancellor’s Fellowship, Royster Society of Fellows, University of North Carolina, Chancellor’Chapel Hill (Chan).

Intellectual Contributions

  • ""Live Sound Matters." In Chris Anderton and Sergio Pisfil (Eds.), Researching Live Sound: Gigs, Tours, Concerts, & Festivals (Chapter 6).," Routledge (2021).