April 26, 2016



Juanita Copeland

Vice President / COO / General Manager

Juanita has been in Nashville since 1990 and worked for Mercury Records, Almo Sounds Records, Pioneer Music Group, GMF Music, Prince Frog Music, in addition to her time as President / General Manager here at the Sound Emporium. A life-long lover of all music, she brings a passion to her work that is second to none. After hours, she also provides production assistant services to several well-known Nashville producers and engineers. She brings a very well-rounded plethora of experience to her position as President / General Manager and to quote Robert Plant, “Juanita is always cheery and makes you feel so welcome whenever you are at the Sound Emporium.”


Mike Stankiewicz

Chief Engineer

Mike is Chief Engineer at Sound Emporium, and was promoted to this position after working his way up here at Sound Emporium working along side the rest of us! Mike spent the summer of 2011 in Nashville interning on Music Row. During that summer he was able to gain invaluable experience on sessions. After heading back to Boston to complete his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Production & Engineering at Berklee College of Music, Mike returned to Nashville and joined the team at Sound Emporium. He is very excited to be part of the staff and strives to help keep the studio one of Music City’s most legendary places to make great music.


Zack Pancoast

Staff Engineer

Zack spent two summers interning at various studios in and around Nashville. After completing his Bachelors degree in Sound Recording Technology from SUNY Fredonia in Western New York he made the permanent move to Nashville. Since being in Nashville he has assisted and engineered various projects. He is excited to bring his experience to the Sound Emporium family and is looking forward to gaining additional experience from such a legendary studio.


Rachael Moore

Staff Engineer

After graduating from Full Sail with a Bachelors of Science in Audio Production, Rachael decided to relocate to Nashville in hopes of pursuing audio engineering among the best in the music capital of the world. She did just that by continuing to gain experience at various studios and working under world renowned producers and engineers. Rachael joined the Sound Emporium family in the Spring of 2015 and is excited and honored to be added to the ranks of such an historic Nashville treasure. Always up for a challenge and eager for new experiences, Rachael is excited for what will walk through the doors next at Sound Emporium!


Zaq Reynolds

Staff Engineer

After graduating from Berklee College of Music in May of 2013, with a degree in Music Production & Engineering, Zaq worked at Henson Recording Studios in Los Angeles. After realizing the music he really wanted to surround himself with was in Nashville he moved across the country and started an internship on Music Row. Zaq couldn’t be happier to be a part of this fantastic team at the Sound Emporium.


Joe Trentacosti

Staff Engineer

After earning a degree in Recording Technology, Joe began his real education- serving as an intern and runner at various studios around Nashville. Along the way, he had the privilege of working under some of Nashville’s highly respected Engineers. Through these experiences he fell in love with the Nashville Standards- sessions that usually move at a quick pace, and offer the highest results imaginable. Joe strives to uphold these standards in all of his work, which makes him a great fit at the Sound Emporium.

Ryan Melone

Staff Engineer

Ryan graduated from Berklee College of Music with a degree in Music Production & Engineering. After graduating, he moved to Nashville and spent a year interning on Music Row. Here he learned the Nashville ropes by working alongside leading industry professionals. Ryan is eager to join the Sound Emporium family and apply himself in preserving the legacy of this iconic Nashville studio.


Lil’ Willie Brown

Studio Mascot

Willie is a rescue from Goodlettsville that resides with General Manager, Juanita Copeland, and brightens the day of all those he meets.