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AES Member Profile
- Educational Institutions - Educator
- Recording Industry - Music Recording/Mix Studio
- Recording Industry - Archiving/Restoration
- Live Sound - Concert Sound
- Recording Engineer
I am director of music production and recording studies at the University of Stavanger in Norway. In 2014, I was elected to the AES Board of Governors. As member of the AES Education committee, I have been involved with AES education and student activities for years. In 2010, I helped reactivate the Norwegian section of the AES where I am a board member and section treasurer. In 1998, I helped launch and judge the first student recording awards at the Amsterdam AES convention and have judged several more since. As a student, I helped lay the foundation for the University of Miami's student section in 1981.
My professional recording career began in 1983 recording music for the Norwegian Broadcasting Company (NRK) in Bergen. From 1984 thru 1995, I was senior audio engineer/lecturer at the Syracuse University School of Music and an active independent recording engineer and musician in Central New York. I also authored and published two editions of New Ears: The Audio Career & Education Handbook.
I have recorded thousands of concerts and other music performances in the United States and Norway for broadcast and commercial distribution. I also have designed and installed a variety of audio facilities.
In 1993-94 I was a senior Fulbright research fellow to Norway. In 2006-2007, I was an audio researcher at the Banff Centre's music and sound department and a visiting scholar at the University of Michigan's School of Music.
In addition to the AES, I am a member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and the Society of Professional Audio Recording Services, and a board member for the Norwegian Institute
for Recorded Sound.
Non-AES Awards & Award Nominations
Fulbright Senior Research Scholar/Lecturer, Stavanger University College, Department of Music & Dance and Department of Media Engineering, Stavanger, Norway, August 1993-June 1994
Master of Fine Arts in Art Media Studies Syracuse University, College of Visual and Performing Arts, Syracuse, New York, 1996
Bachelor of Music in Music Engineering, minor in Electrical Engineering
University of Miami, School of Music, Miami, Florida, 1983
Electrical Engineering and Music Studies, Michigan State University, School of Engineering and School of Music, East Lansing, Michigan, 1979-1980
Norwegian Language and History, International Summer School, University of Oslo, Norway, 1993
Director of Music Production and Recording Studies University of Stavanger, Dept of Music & Dance, Stavanger, Norway, January 1996-present
Senior Audio Engineer/Lecturer, Syracuse University, School of Music, Syracuse, New York, USA, January 1984-December 1995
Music Recording Engineer/Producer, Norwegian Broadcasting Company (NRK), Bergen, Norway, February-June 1983
Live Sound/Lighting Engineer, Dooley's, East Lansing, Michigan, 1979-1980
AES, SPARS, NARAS, MEIEA, AFM
Why Am I An AES Member?
I have been an AES member for more than three decades because the AES represents the professional audio community.
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