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Magdalena Plewa

Magdalena Plewa

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Audio Fields:

  • Recording Industry - Mastering Studio
  • Recording Industry - Music Recording/Mix Studio
  • Broadcasting - Studio
  • Broadcasting - On-location
  • Live Sound - Concert Sound
  • Live Sound - Church Sound
  • Acoustics, Psychoacoustics, Hearing - Musical Acoustics
  • Educational Institutions - Educator

Job Duties:

  • Mastering Engineer
  • Manager
  • Mixer
  • Production Sound Mixer/Sound Recordist
  • Recording Engineer

About

Magdalena Plewa is an active recording and live sound engineer, specializing in jazz, ethno, folk and singer-songwriter music. She has toured Europe with artists such as Annalie Wilson, Stina Kjelstad and others.

Since 2013 Magdalena has served the Society as Education Committee Vice Chair and Coordinator of Student Events during AES Conventions in the US and Europe.

Magdalena is one of the founding members of the AES Student Section in Krakow, Poland (2009) and was elected to the AES Student Delegate Assembly (2010-2012) culminating in her serving as Education and Student Events Co-Chair for the 132nd AES Convention in Budapest. She is a co-founder of the Central European Student Summit, an annual event that brings together European AES Student Members who thirst for more education and connection from experts in the field. Since 2011 the summit has reoccurred in Krakow, Graz, Vienna, and Moscow. The 2015 Summit is planned for Valencia, Spain.

Magdalena is a graduate of the AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków and has done post-graduate work in Music Production and Recording at the University of Stavanger (Norway) and the Banff Institute (Canada). She is completing her PhD thesis at Gdansk University of Technology (Poland).

Magdalena has lead classes in audio subjects at universities in Poland (AGH, Kraków; PJWSTK, Warszawa, Gdansk University of Technology). She was awarded the Ministers of Science and Higher Education Scholarship as well as study grants from the Committee for International Research and Education, the Acoustical Society of America and the Audio Engineering Society Educational Foundation.

Magdalena is the author and co-author of scientific papers presented at numerous international conferences, including AES Conventions. Her goal is to is make connections between science and practical application in the field of audio technology.

Non-AES Awards & Award Nominations

2012/2013 — Audio Engineering Society Educational Foundation Grant

2010 -- study grant of Committee for International Research and Education Acoustical Society of America

2007 Award in Marek Kwiek's Competition for Young Researchers

Education Background

VIII 2013 — VI 2014 Postgraduate Studies in Music Production and Recording, University of Stavanger (Norway)
IX 2011 -- Doctoral studies: Gdansk University of Technology, Multimedia Systems Department, Major: Telecommunication.
2009 — 2011 -- Doctoral studies: AGH University of Science and Technology, Department of Mechanics and Vibroacoustics, Major: Mechanics.
2004 — 2009 University of Science and Technology, Department of Mechanics and Vibroacoustics, Major: Vibroacoustics and Sound Engineering; since second year Individual Course of Studies (also courses conducted on Music Academy in Cracow), scholarship; master thesis „Localization of the sound source in stereo recording and listening systems"; studies result: very good.
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2007 Participation in Students Exchange Program MOSTECH, in winter semester studies in major „Acoustics" in Wrocław University of Technology.
2000-2004 V August Witkowski's High School in Kraków, mathematic-physic-computer profiled class.
1997-2002 III Primary Music School in Kraków, piano class.

Employment History

IX 2014 - III 2015 - Audio Engineering Practicum at the Banff Centre (Canada)
2014 - tracking engineer at mai:jazz festival (artists: Anders Gleditch, Paolo Fresu, EST Symphony) (Stavanger/Norway)
III/IV 2014 — tour manager and sound engineer during Northern Lights Tour (split tour of Stina Kjelstad and Cold Blows)
2013-2014 — manager of the jazz-folk band QuadroSusanna and jazz project MagBalay
2010-2013 — recording studio co-worker Psychosound (www.psychosound.pl), active in sound engineering, recording and mixing engineer in more than 25 projects (i. e. Sublokator LIVE, Okno, Puzzle, Cantito, Ensemble Barocum, Perfugium, QuadroSusanna, Przemysław Winnicki and others)
2010 — 2011 -- lecturer of Polish-Japanese Institute of Information Technology, Warsaw, Poland, subjects related to audio engineering
2009 — 2011 -- lecturer of AGH University of Science and Technology, Kraków, Poland; subjects related to audio engineering
2010 — 2011 -- lecturer of Polish-Japanese Institute of Information Technology, Warsaw, Poland, subjects related to audio engineering
2009 — 2011 -- lecturer of AGH University of Science and Technology, Kraków, Poland; subjects related to audio engineering
2009 — Participation in the National Centre for Research and Development (Polish) grant no. R02 0030 06/2009. „Selective mixing" (director Piotr Kleczkowski)
III, VII-VIII 2009 Placement in SCHOEPS Mikrofone (Karlsruhe, Germany): measurements, subjective tests, basics of signal processing, sound recording.
X-XI 2008 Working as sound engineer in Pod Jaszczurami Club in Cracow.
2005-2008 Working as live sound engineer (recording and PA systems) in Dominicans' church in Cracow, live sound performances (orchestra and choir)


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