Audio Engineering Society Treasurer Glenn Lorbecki
Audio Engineering Society President Agnieszka Roginska has announced that Glenn Lorbecki has agreed to serve as the Society’s Treasurer, effective February 16. “Glenn Lorbecki has steadfastly served the AES on our Financial Planning Committee for several years,” said Roginska. “His service has been exemplary and is evidenced by numerous refinements in the AES’s financial workflow and reporting. He assumes the role of Treasurer with an intimate knowledge of the Society’s finances and we are delighted that he has once again stepped forward to share his expertise.” Lorbecki is replacing Richard Wollrich, who has resigned as AES Treasurer.
“On behalf of the entire AES, I want to thank Richard Wollrich for his dedicated service to the Society,” said Roginska. “The time and energy he gave to the AES in the capacity of Treasurer was simply extraordinary. He pushed us to implement new processes and procedures, instituted robust registration tracking and data analysis and brought an expanded level of corporate knowledge to the position. We are very grateful.”
The AES Board of Directors voted unanimously to approve Lorbecki’s appointment. He will serve as Treasurer through the 2020 election and one-year term of office of a Treasurer-Elect.
Lorbecki joined the AES in 1988 and has served as a member of the Financial Planning Committee since 2015, most recently as Chair of the FPC. His expertise in fiscal management stems from his 20-plus years’ business experience as president of the recording/video post-production company Glenn Sound, Inc., and his service since 1999 to the Recording Academy as PNW Chapter President, as a member of TV and Technology Committees, as Co-Chair (with Bob Ludwig) of the Producers and Engineers Wing and as national Secretary/Treasurer for four years. As chair of the Recording Academy Finance Committee, he led oversight of the GRAMMY® parent company from budgeting to audits, business development, compensation, legal issues, growth planning, real estate acquisition, charitable giving, and the sustained growth of their endowment fund.
A producer, engineer, composer, musician, studio owner and educator, Lorbecki established his career with such diverse artists as the Violent Femmes, Dizzy Gillespie, Dr. John, the White Stripes, Dave Matthews, Regina Spektor, Green Day, Weezer and Coldplay. Collaborations with MTV, Clear Channel, CBS, PBS, ABC, etc. have yielded numerous features, live-in-the-studio recordings, film scores and game soundtracks. He is part of the EMMY® and TEC award-winning GRAMMY telecast audio team on CBS, and his work is on permanent exhibit at the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles.
Posted: Thursday, February 27, 2020
2020 President of the Audio Engineering Society, Agnieszka Roginska
Agnieszka Roginska has begun her term as President of the Audio Engineering Society as of January 1, 2020. Currently celebrating her 20th year as an AES member, Roginska has served in numerous leadership roles within the Society. Professionally, she currently holds the positions of Professor of Music Technology and the Vice-Chair of the Music and Performing Arts Professions Department at New York University.
Roginska’s commitment to the AES and the advancement of audio science and technology has been exemplified through many years of involvement, serving on the AES Executive Committee and Board of Directors, as well as the committees for Awards, Conference Policy, Education, Laws & Resolutions, Diversity & Inclusion, and the AES Educational Foundation. She has received AES Board of Governors Awards in recognition of chairing the 127th and co-chairing the 143rd AES International Conventions, and an AES Fellowship Award in recognition of excellence in audio research and service to the Audio Engineering Society.
In her role at New York University as Professor of Music Technology, Roginska’s work involves conducting research in the simulation and applications of immersive and 3D audio including the capture, analysis and synthesis of auditory environments, auditory displays and applications in augmented acoustic sensing. She is the author of numerous publications about the acoustics and psychoacoustics of immersive audio and auditory displays, and co-editor of the recently-published book titled Immersive Sound: The Art and Science of Binaural and Multi-Channel Audio. Her education background includes Music Technology degrees from Northwestern University (Ph.D.) and New York University (M. Mus.) and Computer Applications in Music (Honors) & Piano Performance (Major) B.Mus. from McGill University.
“It is an honor and a privilege to begin my term as President of the Audio Engineering Society – the world’s leading society of audio professionals, creative artists, scientists, educators and students,” Roginska states in her inaugural AES President’s Message. “One of my goals in 2020 is to build membership and continue to recognize that we are a diverse community of members – whether you are a student just exploring the world of audio, a young professional entering the workforce and growing in experience, in mid-career maintaining your skills while learning new ones in our rapidly changing industry, or a seasoned professional who wants to give back to the community as a mentor. I look forward to a year of partnership with you, our fellow members and dedicated volunteers, working together with our AES Board of Directors, Board of Governors, Technical Committees, HQ staff, and Executive Director Colleen Harper. We will continue the momentum and build on the successes started by those who have come before us shaping the future of our Audio Engineering Society.”
Posted: Tuesday, February 18, 2020
AES Worship Sound Academy Early Registration Ends Monday, February 17
Early registration pricing for the all-new AES Worship Sound Academy ends Monday, February 17, and prospective registrants are encouraged to register now to save on this first-of-its-kind event, dedicated to training house-of-worship technical ministry staff and volunteers. Presented by the Audio Engineering Society in collaboration with Belmont University and the AES Nashville Section, the AES Worship Sound Academy takes place March 10 – 11 at the Johnson Center on the campus of Belmont University in Nashville, TN. A variety of educational sessions and workshops, an exhibition area, networking opportunities, and more will help attendees get the most out of their worship audio productions. Two-day badges are just $150 through Monday, February 17.
Examining the unique elements and challenges related to audio for houses of worship, the AES Worship Sound Academy will present a down-to-earth approach to applying the science of sound and optimizing available technologies for worship tech teams, however sophisticated their audio systems and whatever their experience level may be. From defining responsibilities within the team, to choosing the mic for each application, mixing for FOH and monitors, streaming and podcast options, special event production and much more over the two days, participants will gain valuable insights and knowledge to apply to their house-of-worship audio workflow.
Program details and online registration available at aesworship.org.
Posted: Monday, February 17, 2020
Attendees take part in hands-on Live Console Training sessions during AES Academy 2020, led by Mike Bangs, Live Sound/Touring Manager, Allen & Heath USA.
— The intensive four-day series of AES Academy educational and training events proves popular with audio engineers, musicians, students and attendees aiming to hone their skills in a variety of audio applications —
The Audio Engineering Society has recently wrapped up its first Academy event of the year – the AES Academy at the 2020 NAMM Show, which hosted a sold-out crowd of attendees for four days of programming designed especially for AES members and those looking to both advance their careers and experience what the Audio Engineering Society has to offer. Taking place January 16 – 19 in Anaheim, CA, AES Academy sessions offered insight into live sound, recording and audio education, as well as networking events and more, as the AES kicked off its 2020 events and looks forward to the AES Worship Sound Academy in Nashville, TN, March 10 – 11, and the AES Vienna 148th International AES Convention, taking place May 25 – 28.
Offering an in-depth educational look at the latest production tools and techniques, AES Academy hosted over 100 sessions featuring expert-led instruction and discussions on Line Arrays, Entertainment Wireless Technology, In-Ear Monitoring, Recording Studio Technology and Applications, Microphones: Studio and Live, Electronic Dance Music, Sound System Measurement and Optimization, Sound for House of Worship, Audio Education, Audio Careers, Audio Science & Technology, and a popular series of hands-on Live Console training events. Additional activities included a Diversity and Inclusion Mixer, an Audio Educators Reception, and an AES Member Appreciation event, which brought together dozens of AES members and invited guests to meet and network with peers. The AES also hosted an exhibition floor booth during the four days of the NAMM Show, offering information about AES activities and benefits, and an opportunity to register or renew memberships onsite.
The AES invites all industry professionals, students and enthusiasts to join us at Audio Engineering Society local, regional and international events throughout the year. Visit aes.org/events for the latest information and updates.
Posted: Monday, February 10, 2020
For the most authoritative information on audio technology and cutting-edge research, audio engineering professionals from around the world visit AES’s website, www.aes.org, for the latest news related to the industry.
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Posted: Wednesday, February 5, 2020
To help audio professionals stay connected as the world enters a period of isolation, the Audio Engineering Society is offering 3-month membership for $25, or a 3-month bonus at the standard yearly rate, through April 30
With a global pandemic forcing much of the world into isolation from their normal daily routines and interactions, the Audio Engineering Society recognizes that this is a particularly difficult time for many people in our industry; cancellations and uncertainties are disrupting events and projects around which industry professionals have purposed their lives, livelihoods and professional development. The AES is proud to provide our worldwide membership with a host of educational, insightful and engaging resources that let audio professionals, students and educators “Listen, Learn and Connect” with industry luminaries, mentors and their peers.
For non-members, the Audio Engineering Society is making a three-month membership available for just $25 for those joining between now and the end of April. New members, current and past members can opt to receive 15 months of AES membership for the price of 12 at the annual rate of $125. Both offers expire April 30. Regardless of their renewal date, current members can extend their membership by an additional 15 months with this offer.
Now, more than ever, AES members are encouraged to utilize their free virtual access to AES’s exclusive resources, including thousands of searchable articles in the AES E-Library, the Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, AES Live: Videos, Section News and Reports, Social Media, and much more. AES Members are further encouraged to take the time to create or update their member profile and make it searchable to further enable the audio community to come together and share knowledge and resources.
The AES encourages audio professionals to stay safe but connected – to use this time of limited physical interaction to learn, grow, and have some fun. The AES member portal is the gateway to member resources. AES Headquarters staff are standing by ready to help you should you need them at email@example.com or call +1 212-661-8528.
Sign up or renew today here.
Posted: Monday, February 3, 2020
Give the gift of AES membership
— Audio Engineering Society membership offers the best way to connect with professional audio science and technology – a gift that can now be easily shared —
The Audio Engineering Society has announced a new way to give the gift of membership, new or renewal, to the world’s only organization dedicated to pro audio technology, offering the chance to listen, learn, and connect with thousands of members from around the world, and to access exclusive member resources and benefits. Whether getting a start as an audio student or to take an already-successful career to a new level of knowledge and expertise, AES Membership serves to enhance an individual’s status in audio engineering and open opportunities to create an indelible mark on the industry through involvement in scientific research, events, standards and more.
“AES Membership provides a lifetime of professional and personal benefits,” says AES President Agnieszka Roginska. “There’s no better way for audio professionals, and tomorrow’s audio pros, to advance their careers and skills. A gift AES membership is an investment in the future of an audio student or professional engineer in your life that will undoubtedly be appreciated.”
An AES Membership is now easy to give, with a student rate of just $50 and $125 for professional membership, and includes access to the online Journal of the AES, the AES E-Library with over 17,000 searchable documents, the AES Live video collection, valuable industry discounts on gear and AES events, and much more. One-, two- and five-year options are available, with savings for multi-year gifts. Associate Member status is instantaneous upon payment processing and new Associate Members can apply for peer-reviewed Member status at no additional cost.
For more information and to give the gift of AES membership, visit aes.org/membership/gift.cfm.
Posted: Monday, February 3, 2020