Elaine Martone, Lab Director

Elaine MartoneIn her more than 35 years as a music industry professional, Elaine Martone has devoted her life to making a difference in the world of serious music.

At Telarc as Executive Vice President of Production, Elaine Martone built the finest audio production team in the industry, garnering praise for excellence in all major audio publications. She led the Production Department of 12 highly motivated creative individuals who worked seamlessly to achieve the company’s goals and mission of audio excellence while adhering to the highest standards of integrity.  She was responsible for post-production audio direction and approval for every Telarc release.  As a key executive in planning and creative decision making in weekly Artist and Repertoire meetings, she managed more than 1,500 projects on time and on budget, accountable for over $6 million annually in production costs, and $15 million in sales.

A world-class producer, she is a 5-time Grammy Award winner in both Classical and Jazz, and a 14-time Grammy nominee; has been a member of the Grammy Producers and Engineers Wing Committee in 2008; and a participant in the Grammy Classical Screening Committee in 2006.

Elaine is Festival Producer for the world-renowned Ojai Music Festival, one of the most exciting and creative festivals in the field, since January 2012. In this position, she is in charge of budgets, logistics, planning and execution for over 30 events during the annual 4 day festival held in Ojai, California each June.

With her husband, Robert Woods, she has formed a music enterprise, Sonarc Music and is pursuing her passion, producing great music and musicians, as well as working with talented young people.  Elaine’s leisure time is given to spending time with her family, and she is an avid reader who also enjoys cooking and gardening as well as competitive ballroom dancing, fitness, volunteer activities and a variety of music. She was a founding board member of Red {An Orchestra}, which completed 7 seasons in Cleveland, Ohio.  She and her husband reside in Shaker Heights, Ohio.