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119th AES CONVENTION PRESENTS ILLUMINATING STUDENT PROGRAM
Hit-Maker Mentors Include Emily Lazar Kevin Killen and Tom Holman
NEW YORK: The 119th AES Convention Student Program is geared to provide fledgling audio pros with solid opportunities to jump-start their careers. Education Committee Events Co-Chairs Dottie Kreps and Felice Santos-Martin have coordinated a series of panels, one-on-one mentoring sessions and creative recording competitions designed to test student mettle and get their creative juices flowing. Set for Oct. 7-10 in NYs Jacob Javits Center, the Convention will host 400+ exhibitors and anticipates 20,000 attendees.
Participating mentors/competition judges and panelists include: Mastering engineer Emily Lazar (David Bowie, Third Eye Blind, Natalie Merchant), Kevin Killen (Peter Gabriel, Elvis Costello, Jewel), and 5.1 Surround sound/THX pioneer Tom Holman. Scheduled events include:
FRIDAY, OCT. 7:
2:00pm 3:30: Career Fair - A first for the AES, this event will provide opportunities
for students to meet with representatives from all segments of the
industry. They will develop valuable initial contacts and learn more
about jobs and internships. Bring your resume!
1:30 3:00 PM Friday AND Saturday: Mentoring Sessions - One-on-one meetings
with chart-topping industry pros will provide inspiration, guidance and
real-world reality checks for determined hopefuls. Participants include
judges from Recording and Design competitions as well as notable
engineers, producers and technology designers.
SATURDAY, OCT. 8:
9:00AM 12:30PM: Student Recording Competition: Participants will present
original recordings and discuss their creative objectives and techniques.
Categories include: Classical Stereo and Classical Surround; Non-
Classical Surround; Jazz/Folk; Pop/Rock; and Post Surround. Winners
will receive prizes donated by Sony Pictures Sound Effects, Neumann,
Lavry Engineering and other sponsors.* Entry deadline: Sept. 7, 2005
1:30 3:00PM AND 2:00 5:00PM Sunday: Design Competition - Students are
invited to showcase their technical skills by presenting their designs of
audio hardware or software for critique by leading pro audio equipment
designers/judges including George Massenburg, David Josephson and John
LaGrou. Prizes will be awarded ** Entry deadline: Sept. 12, 2005.
9:00AM 12:30PM: Education Forum - A panel discussion with leading industry pros
including Grammy-winning engineers Ed Cherney (Rolling Stones, Bob
Dylan Clapton, Roy Orbison), and Elliot Scheiner (Beck, Steely Dan,
Sting, The Eagles, B.B. King, Van Morrison, Fleetwood Mac, Aerosmith) will
explore Recording Arts Curriculum and the Quality of Audio.
SUNDAY, OCT. 9:
11:30AM 1:00PM: Education Fair - Institutions offering studies in audio - from short
courses to graduate degrees - will be represented in a tabletop session.
Information on the respective programs will be displayed. Students will have
the opportunity to talk to representatives from these programs. There is no
charge to participate.
Student Delegate Assembly Meetings - A forum for students to discuss concerns and
submit ideas they would like to see implemented by the AES. Chaired by
Felice Santos-Martin and Vice Chair Daniel Orejuela. Friday, Oct. 8 10:00
11:00AM AND Sunday 9:30 11:00AM
Dottie Kreps background as a successful engineer/educator and producer/director at PBS station WIPB-TV, aided her in developing a challenging program to help student attendees get a real bearing on this complex industry, says AES Convention Chair, Jim Anderson. Her collaboration with Co-Chair Felice Santos-Martin and Education Committee Chair Jason Corey, has produced an absolutely top flight program. The connections these students make and the insights they acquire here will provide them with some high-energy food for thought.
*Prizes include: Sony Pictures Sound Effects Series, a comprehensive collection from the archives of one of the worlds major movie studios; Neumanns TLM 103 Anniversary Edition Professional Microphone with accessories; Rane Corporation and Seratos new Serato Rane Series Pro Tools Plug-ins with graphic, parametric and dynamics modules; and Lavry Engineerings LavryBlue unit (a two channel A/D D/A conversion system.)
**Prizes will be awarded by sponsor Universal Audio.
Update: The full student events listing has now been released.
Formed in 1948 by a group of concerned audio engineers, the
Audio Engineering Society counts over 12,000 members throughout the
U.S., Latin America, Europe, Japan and the Far East. The AES serves as
the pivotal force in the exchange and dissemination of technical
information for the industry. For additional information on the AES
119th Convention please visit http://www.aes.org.
119th AES Convention Where Audio Comes Alive
Jacob Javits Center, NYC October 7 10, 2005