Job Title: Lecturer Sound
Company: Royal Conservatory
Status: Life Member
Primary Section: Netherlands Student
With a mixed technical/musical background Bert started his audio career as a recording engineer in the 1980s, the beginning of the digital era. He was mainly recording and editing classical music and jazz. He developed secondary activities, establishing professional training programs in audio technology, initially for broadcast engineers and later expanding to other audio (-visual) companies. At present Bert is a full-time lecturer at the Dutch Film Academy and at the Royal Conservatory, mainly lecturing in the areas of electro-acoustics and psychoacoustics.
Bert has been an AES member for over 25 years and during that period he has a long history as a committee member for the Dutch AES Section. He has served as its Secretary for the past 10 years. He has organized a multitude of section meetings and tutorials on various audio-related subjects, and presented tutorials on microphones and digital audio. He is pro-active in encouraging communication with the student community.
Bert served as a member of the convention committee for the 124th AES Convention in Amsterdam in May 2008.
In his spare time Bert is a baritone singer in one of the larger choirs of the Hague and he is also an enthousiastic amateur photographer.
In 2016, Bert Kraaijpoel was presented with the AES Board of Governors Award in recognition of his many years dedicated service to the Society, and in particular to the Netherlands AES Section.
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