President / Chief Operating Officer / 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.”
Growing up outside of West Point in the state of New York, Skyler started her musical career playing clarinet in various types of competition bands and dissecting the liner notes of her favorite albums. She fell in love with the way music can connect total strangers and how easy it is to find meaning in others’ words and melodies. She decided she wanted to be a part of the making of those records for others to find inspiration in. After graduating from the University of New Haven in 2018, she moved to Music City to a creative community where she found a home. She has interned at multiple studios around the city and beyond that have inspired her and helped her grow, and she has found from her experiences that she’s always up for an adventure. Skyler is excited to start yet another adventure at Sound Emporium getting the chance to help others find their voices.
Senior Staff Engineer/Lead Tech
After graduating college with a Bachelor’s Degree in Audio Production, David moved to Nashville having already spent two summers as an intern on Music Row. He then spent over a year assisting an established Engineer full time before landing at Sound Emporium. David is excited to be a part of one of the best studios in the world and looks forward to contributing to Sound Emporium’s already legendary history.
Graduating from Belmont University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Audio Engineering, Grant was interning at various studios on music row during his time in school where he fell in love with the process and high quality standards of Nashville recording sessions. Grant is thrilled to be a part of the Sound Emporium team and is excited to contribute to its legendary history.
After attending a trade school for recording, Joanna moved to Nashville to pursue a career in the music business. While completing her Bachelor’s degree in Audio Production, Joanna was introduced to the Nashville session world by interning for a year on Music Row. Prior to landing at Sound Emporium, Joanna had the privilege of assisting an established engineer in town where she cut her teeth as an assistant. Joanna is thrilled to be part of the team behind such a legendary studio with such rich history and is excited to contribute to the top-notch experience, good vibes, and exceptional results that are an everyday standard at Sound Emporium.
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.
Lil’ Willie Brown
Willie is a rescue from Goodlettsville that resides with General Manager, Juanita Copeland, and brightens the day of all those he meets.