Meet the Team
Musician-entrepreneur Chris Theberge is a Grammy-nominated recording artist with 20 years of music industry experience, a background in marketing/finance, and a love of ancient culture and modern technology.
He started out playing drums in his teens in Santiago, Chile and then later, in NYC, he joined a college friend starting a music marketing firm, while gigging on the side and working as a radio DJ and music writer. In the 90's Chris became a founding member of the jazz/funk group Groove Collective, releasing albums on Warner, Universal, Savoy and doing extensive touring. Those gigs, along with his drum research led him across the globe to locales and festivals in Puerto Rico, Cuba, Nigeria, Montreaux Jazz, North Sea & JVC Jazz Festivals, Red Rocks, WOMAD, Mount Fuji, Newport Jazz/Madarao and Moscow. Later, settling down in Englewood New Jersey to build a family, Chris founded Music Works in Manhattan in 2010 to create a space to collaborate with other artists. Now the studio is thriving with talent, both known and developing, and Chris is setting his sights on performing, producing and helping others to navigate the music industry.
Producer/Artist-in-Residence, "Synematik" is a production powerhouse with deep roots and experience in the Music industry and NYC's production community. He recently completed a placement for Boys II Men and signed a global co-publishing deal with Stellar Songs/EMI. The Kenyan/Nigerian-born producer works with major & independent labels as well as award-winning producers/entities including Roc Nation, Stargate, Bad Boy, Seven Aurelius, Dennis Ferrer, and more. He runs his own production company, Synematik Music World LLC, and while he has extensive relationships with many studios in town, we are honored that he calls Music Works his home.
A Brooklyn native with Haitian roots, Nina Creese has been part of the Music Works NYC team since since 2012. An artist in her own right, she brings experience from both sides of the microphone to her engineering work. Nina's skill and experience combined with her amazing spirit and persona have made her an invaluable member of the Music Works team.