top of page




2020-01-31 Kelly Schmidt (29 of 45)_webs

Kelly's passion for the arts began at an early age. Growing up, she was extremely involved in various art forms, from marching band to dance. These experiences ultimately led her to pursue a career in design and production.


Kelly's degree and passion lie in audio design and engineering, but she has extensive experience in all areas of technical theatre. During her time as a student at Butler University, Kelly began her freelance work with live sound engineering. She works with both solo artists and full-size bands in several venues around Indianapolis. In addition to her work with live sound, Kelly also has experience as a studio engineer, working both in a private studio in Indianapolis and a commercial recording studio in Nashville, TN.

Kelly currently works as the Assistant Production Manager at the Howard L. Schrott Center for the Arts, alongside Production Manager Bram Sheckels. She manages and trains a crew of 40 student staff members in addition to routinely supervising IATSE union crew. Kelly helps oversee every aspect of production, including but not limited to lighting, sound, and scenic design, serving over 300 shows per year. The Schrott Center is a 455 seat theater located on Butler University's campus in Indianapolis. In addition to overseeing production at the Schrott Center, Kelly also helps manage 2 other venues on Butler's campus, Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall and Shelton Auditorium.




Full Theatrical Sound Designs

Click on an icon below for more info!

Selected Audio Samples

Enjoy a small selection of samples from some of my previous projects, including an acoustic indie-folk demo recorded in 2017 and a live jazz performance recorded during COVID-19*.

*All CDC recommendations (including mouth coverings and social distancing) were adhered to. 

CurtainsNicholas Johnson and the Unrefined (unmastered)
00:00 / 04:05
Chega de SaudadeButler University Jazz Combo (live)
00:00 / 06:19
All Videos

All Videos

Watch Now
Lacy School of Business Podcast Channel - lead engineer / assistant producer

A true product of COVID-19, the LSB podcast channel began as a single series, the Ethic's Series, and has expanded to include more than 3 different series. With our primary focus on safety, many episodes are recorded remotely over a Zoom call -- which presented its own technical challenges. Over time, we have been able to safely record a handlful of episodes in-person. Check out the full channel on your favorite podcast platform.