Our DJs play open format, blending diverse styles and artists into a unique set. As a trained musician, founder Cassandra Shankman (DJ Cassandra) understands the music theory and history behind songs to curate the perfect sets for movement, whether it be a morning yoga class, a late-night dance party, corporate events and conferences or weddings (in-person or virtual).
Sounds by Cassandra has been recognized for orchestration and composition work with award-winning film/TV, commercials, visual artists, jingles, sonic logos, podcasts, school songand musicals. In addition, founder Cassandra is the world’s leading Biomedical Music™ composer, designing and composing Biomedical Music™ integrated with biomedical devices for rehabilitation.
As an accomplished pianist herself, founder Cassandra believes in keeping live music alive. She has played with musicians such as legendary jazz trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, DEVO’s frontman Mark Mothersbaugh, and indie-rock artist Ben Kweller. Sounds by Cassandra is well-connected in the Austin music community and frequently hires out musicians for events solo or coupled with DJ packages.
As a proponent for music education, founder Cassandra is on the Recording Academy’s Texas Chapter Education committee, and is also a three-time featured speaker for Grammy Career Day. She teaches a select private studio of students, and is also the co-founder for Picardy, an interactive web app focused on helping anyone develop music theory and musicianship skills.
Sounds by Cassandra provides a variety of solutions for other sound needs, including sound curation, small-scale AV tech setups (in-person or virtual), podcast editing / producing, general audio editing and remixing. Founder Cassandra is an experienced speaker featured in multiple broadcast media, at various universities, and at events including SXSW.