Songwriters + Bands
Getting from concept to completion takes more than catchphrases and industry buzzwords. Since 1994, CMS has provided specialized services catering to music, film, and mixed-media creatives.
Music + Sound
Kerry made his professional debut with Taylor Bridge at Kingston Mines in Chicago, opening for Blues-great Lefty Dizz. This began a career devoted to the fusion of audio, music and art. In his quest to become a recording engineer, he studied with world-renowned, acoustics-researcher, Dr. Thomas Rossing, and the celebrated, Chess Records recording engineer, Malcolm Chisholm and created a resume spanning a broad range of artists and clients.
While serving as an audio specialist, Kerry's experience included mixing duties at many of Chicago's legendary music venues as well as North American concert halls from Montreal to Los Angeles. With a catalogue extending to singer-songwriters, bands, and filmmakers, he also maintains music archive Lilypad Records, while sporadically releasing the works of emerging artists and the occasional collaboration. Please use email for inquiries.
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CMS is owned and operated by Chicago native Kerry Kelekovich. As a veteran of both the music and film industries, Kerry served as Columbia College Chicago's chief recording engineer in the Film & Video Department for most of the 1980s, while maintaining a dual-career as a multi-instrumentalist/composer. Currently teaching for the rebranded department Cinema Art And Science for Columbia's School of Media Arts, his music and post-production audio courses are offered as part of the Sound For Cinema concentration.