Toby Mountain

Toby Mountain

Toby Mountain

Professorial Lecturer in Music, History & Culture


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In 1985 Toby founded Northeastern Digital Recording, Inc., one of the first digital mastering facilities in the United States. Over the years he has amassed mastering credits with such renowned artists as The Beach Boys, Boston, David Bowie, Bela Fleck, Jay Geils, Arlo Guthrie, Joan Jett, Alison Krauss, Bob Marley, Morphine, Itzhak Perlman, Jimmy Sturr, Richard Thompson, and Frank Zappa. For several of these gold and platinum titles, he has received Grammy awards and nominations.


Toby taught music and music technology at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA from 2005 to 2019. He has done groundbreaking research on the history of magnetic tape and written several articles for trade journals (Electronic Musician, Mix). He frequently gives guest lectures on Music and Digital Media at various colleges and secondary schools around the country. He is presently teaching at George Washington University.


Grammy Awards:

Professor Longhair: House Party New Orleans Style, Rounder Records 1987 Frank Zappa, Jazz From Hell, Rykodisc 1987
David Bowie, Sound & Vision, Rykodisc 1990
Alison Krauss, I've Got That Old Feeling, Rounder Records 1990

Alison Krauss: Every Time You Say Goodbye, Rounder Records 1992
Charles Ives Scholarship - American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters

Blumberg Memorial Fellowship - UC Berkeley


Ph.D. in Music Theory and Composition
M.A. in Music Theory and Composition
University of California Berkeley, CA

Professional Organizations

Audio Engineering Society