AES Conventions and Conferences

 

STUDENT PROGRAMS

The AES convention provided student members around the world with an opportunity to meet and share experiences related to education in the field of audio.

Friday, September 22, 1:30 pm
Student Delegate Assembly 1
Chair: Justin Davis, University of Colorado-Denver Student Section, Denver, CO, USA
Vice Chair: Marie Ebbing, Ball State University Student Section, Muncie, IN, USA
Students and educators were invited to participate in a discussion of opportunities in the audio field and issues of importance to audio education. This opening meeting of the Student Delegate Assembly introduced the candidates for the coming year's election for the North/South America Regions. Each AES regional vice president may present two candidates for the election to be held at the closing meeting of the SDA. Entries for the Recording Competitions and the Poster Session events were collected at this meeting. One entry from each AES student section or audio program was forwarded to the respective judging teams for selection of finalists in each category.
Friday, September 22, 3:30 pm
Meet the Textbook Authors
Don Puluse, Berklee School of Music, Boston, MA, USA
A panel of leading authors of the instructional materials that are shaping education in the audio industry discussed present and future publications. Each author addressed the issues in his specialized area, publisher's expectations and future projects. The audience participated in a dialogue on content and needs in books, articles and training aids available in our industry.
Saturday, September 23, 9:30 am
Student Recording Competition
Host: Roy Pritts, University of Colorado at Denver, Denver, CO, USA
Finalists selected by an elite panel of judges gave brief descriptions and played recordings in the Classical and Jazz/Pop categories. Meritorious awards were presented at the closing Student Delegate Assembly meeting on Sunday.
Saturday, September 23, 1:00 pm
Education Fair
Institutions offering studies in audio-from short courses to graduate degrees were represented in a "tabletop session." Information on each school's respective programs was available through the display of literature and academic guidance sessions with representatives.
Saturday, September 23, Time TBD
Organ Tutorial/Student Recording Session
A special student tutorial on location recording preceded the Graham Blyth organ concert at the Pasadena Presbyterian Church. Ron Streicher of Pacific Audio-Visual Enterprises and 109th Convention Co-chair, provided students with insight into the techniques of microphone placement, acoustics and recording within the church environment.
Sunday, September 24, 9:00 am
Educators' Forum
Hosts: Roy Pritts, University of Colorado at Denver, Denver, CO, USA; and Don Puluse, Berklee School of Music, Boston, MA, USA A meeting of the AES Education Committee, teachers, authors, students and members interested in the issues of primary and continuing education of the audio industry. This was an opportunity to discuss the programs of the Education Committee and to provide input for future projects of the Committee.
Sunday, September 24, 10:30 am
Student Delegate Assembly 2
Chair: Justin Davis, University of Colorado-Denver Student Section, Denver, CO, USA
Vice Chair: Marie Ebbing, Ball State University Student Section, Muncie, IN, USA
The closing meeting of the SDA elected new officers. Votes were cast by the designated representative from each recognized AES Student Section in the North/South America Regions. Judges' comments and awards were presented for the Recording Competitions and Poster Session. Plans for future student activities at local, regional and international levels were summarized.

Jobs Forum
Host: David Porter, Music Annex, San Francisco, CA, USA
An elite panel of representatives of the audio industry addressed the issues of entry-level employment and expectations of employers. This panel of experts in the audio field discussed the present state of the job market. Broad aspects of the audio industry were represented and enthusiastic participation by attendees was anticipated.
Monday, September 25, 2:00 pm
Continuous throughout Convention:
Student Center
The Student Center is an assembly area for the Student Delegate Assembly and students to meet as well as the designated area for many of the student events. A communications board was available to post e-mail and Web site addresses from all participating student members and institutions.
Poster Session
The Student Center served as the display area for the showcase of Posters of the scholarly, research and creative works of student AES members.

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