AES Member Profile

John Krivit

John Krivit

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Audio Fields:

  • Educational Institutions - Educator
  • Past President of the AES

Job Duties:

  • Educator
  • Professor


John Krivit has been teaching audio technology classes at colleges in Massachusetts since 1996. He is a Past-President of the international Audio Engineering Society serving 2015-2016. He was the Chair of the AES Education Committee from 2010 to 2015 where he built a vibrant global community of educators, students and institutions. His work as an educator has been defined by an unrelenting passion for connecting his students to gainful and rewarding careers in all facets of the audio industry. John served as Chair of the 2018 AES Conference on Audio Archiving, Preservation & Restoration at the US Library of Congress and was Chair of the 2018 and 2019 AES High School Audio Educators Conferences. Currently, he is Director of Education at Professional Audio Design of Hanover, Massachusetts and does consulting with other manufacturers of audio technology. John chronicles the events and opportunities available to audio students of all ages through his "Hey Audio Student" Facebook group. John Krivit lives at the intersection of audio, education and industry and continues to speak at audio events around the world.

AES Awards

In 2019, John Krivit was presented with the AES Board of Governors Award in recognition of chairing the 2018 International AES Conference on Audio Archiving, Preservation & Restoration.

In 2019, John Krivit was presented with the AES Fellowship Award for conspicuous commitment to audio student education and mentorship.

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.
2018 Board of Governors Award for Chairing the 2017 AES Conference on Audio Archiving, Preservation & Restoration at the US Library of Congress

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 serves on the faculties of Emerson College and Northeaster University . He is the Director of Education at Professional Audio Design of Hanover, Massachusetts, USA.

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 130-147 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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