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John Krivit

John Krivit

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  • Educational Institutions - Educator
  • Past President of the AES

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  • Educator


John Krivit lives at the intersection of audio, education and industry. He is the Past President of the international Audio Engineering Society and served 2010-2015 as the Chair of the AES Education Committee. John is well-known for chronicling the events and opportunities available to students and young professionals. He is the founder of the Boston Area Definitive Audio Student Summit (BADASS), an annual event for New England students, educators, practitioners and professionals who participate in a day of workshops, tutorials, exhibitions, studio and software demos and panel discussions. John has taught at Emerson College, Bay State College and at the New England Institute of Art where, as an Associate Professor, John is the only faculty member in the history of the college to win both of the major outstanding teacher awards. John has given lectures around the globe on a number of audio and education topics.

Non-AES Awards & Award Nominations

2002 Inabeth Miller Outstanding Teacher Award
2008 Norm Prescott Outstanding Teacher Award
2014 Certificate of Merit from the Boston AES Section for dedicated service to the Audio Engineering Society and valuable contributions to Audio Education throughout the world.

Education Background

As AES Education Chair, John organized a number of events to raise the public profile of the society including Recording the Beatles that was attended by overflow crowds in Boston and New York.
To demonstrate the intersection of audio recording and physical science, John partnered with the Edison Museum to host a number of Wax Cylinder Recording Sessions featuring contemporary artists.

Employment History

John Krivit is an Associate Professor of Audio & Media Technology at the New England Institute of Art and a faculty member at Bay State College and at Emerson College. He is the founder of the Boston Area Definitive Audio Student Summit, an annual AES gathering of hundreds of audio students, faculty, professionals and enthusiasts now in its 8th year. His goal as an educator has always been to align the academic with the professional worlds in a way that serves the greater interests of both.

Related Experience

John has served as AES Education Chairman, an elected Governor, on the Membership Committee, President's Strategic Advisory Group, Conference Policy Committee, Convention Policy Committee, Convention Planning Committees for 130-137 and the Boston Chapter's Executive Committee. He has spoken on, or moderated a number of panel discussions and has organized and implemented recording and design competitions, career and education fairs, exhibits, workshops and meetings.

Why Am I An AES Member?

AES is a great connecting point for the world of audio and I have taken advantage of virtually every benefit it has offered to advance my career and knowledge.

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