Justin Tricarico


Instructional Designer

I’m Justin, one of the new Instructional Designers working in the Center for Online Learning at Hunter College. Prior to working at Hunter College, I worked at Queens College from 2010 until 2023, overseeing instructional technology for the School of Music


(212) 396-6641


Instructional Designer, 2023 – Present
Center for Online Learning, Hunter College CUNY

  • Assist faculty with the design and implementation of hybrid, HyFlex, and online courses while recommending best practices for flexibility and accessibility of course materials.
  • Support all departments with use of apps, videos, and augmented reality/virtual reality tools in the classroom.
  • Ensure consistency and efficiency in course design and technology adoption while investigating new technologies and pedagogies.
  • Provide course quality reviews for best instructional practices and accessibility.
  • Provide training opportunities to faculty and research current trends in online learning.

Senior College Laboratory Technician, 2010 – 2023
Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College CUNY
Promoted to Senior CLT in 2018, promoted to CLT from College Assistant/Adjunct CLT in 2012

  • Assist, train and advise faculty on the use of instructional technology, including LMS platforms, online collaboration tools, and HyFlex classroom systems
  • Support, manage, and maintain technology facilities, including two computer labs, two recording studios, and 16 classroom A/V systems
  • Manage a lending library of equipment for student and faculty use
  • Supervise, manage, and train six technicians
  • Supervise production, recording, streaming, and archiving for 60 – 80 events each semester
  • Prepare, maintain, and publish content on digital media platforms

Audio/Visual Technology Designer, 2019 – Present
SoundAdvice NYC LLC
An audio/visual integrator specializing in affordable video streaming systems for houses of worship

  • Provide ongoing service and support to 24 tech teams producing weekly audio/visual content
  • Write documentation and conduct training sessions for technology systems
  • Design, install and service 24 custom audio/visual and technology systems

Adjunct Lecturer – Music Production, 2014 – 2019
Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College CUNY

  • Developed and taught introductory course in music production for 12 semesters
  • Oversaw the transition of the course into a hybrid in-person/online course with approximately half of class meetings taking place fully online
  • Developed, recorded, and edited multimedia and online course content
  • Mentored students in running recording sessions and using recording technology equipment

Freelance Audio Engineer, 2008 – 2020

  • Numerous engagements for live sound mixing, music/podcast/speech recording and mixing, sound design for theater, and recording/mixing audio for video
  • Managed, designed, and maintained the technology infrastructure (microphones, cabling, equipment, etc.) for Threadbare Music, a recording studio in Long Island City from 2017 – 2020

Tech Skills

  • Multimedia software such as Avid Pro Tools, Adobe Premiere and Adobe Audition
  • Course design and content management using learning management systems such as Blackboard, Google Classroom, and Microsoft Teams
  • Remote management tools for Mac computers, including Apple Remote Desktop and JAMF Pro


  • Master of Library Science: Queens College CUNY, expected Fall 2025
    Bachelor of Music: Queens College CUNY, 2011