My name is Jason Castellente. I am a Washington DC based audio engineer, freelance audio tech and writer from the greater Philadelphia, PA area.
My journey in the music industry started with a love for the guitar. I always loved music technology, live sound, and recording which was my favorite hobby. While I was attending Valley Forge Christian College, God opened doors for me to pursue that hobby and gradually, I realized that my hobby was what I wanted to do for a living. I traveled with the college’s premiere touring ministry bands Chosen and Pneuma in 2009 and 2010 and worked for the college as an audio and recording engineer as well as a lighting tech. Through that, I was able to learn about event coordination, FOH and monitor engineering for contemporary and classical events, system setup and configuration and more.
I graduated in December 2010 with my Bachelors of Music in Contemporary Performance and accepted a position as the Production Coordinator of National Community Church which is pastored by Mark Batterson. It is a unique church that is strategically positioned to reach people on Capitol Hill as well as the DC Metro area and in northern Virginia and currently meets in seven locations.
I have been privileged to work with great professors, event coordinators, co-workers, speakers, musicians, audio engineers, producers, and production companies including: Mark Batterson, David Kinnaman, Bob Goff, Reggie Dabbs, Josh Garrels, Dan MacCauley, Jonathan Lee, Ryan Edger, Ricardo Sanchez, Akil Thompson, Danny Duncan (Vanguard Recording) and many others.
I’ve been freelancing as an audio engineer in the MD/DC/VA area in my spare time as well.
I thank God for all of the joys as well as the pain in my life. I believe that coming to a faith in the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ is the only way to find true happiness and true fulfillment in life. No matter what happens, I believe that Jesus Christ reigns supreme and I will live my life for Him in everything I say and do.
These posts represent my own thoughts, opinions and ideas. They do not represent my church or anyone affiliated with me.
To contact me, shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.