AES Member Profile

Stephen B. Ward

Stephen B. Ward

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Audio Fields:

  • Educational Institutions - Educator
  • Recording Industry - Music Recording/Mix Studio
  • Recording Industry - Home/Project Studio
  • Recording Industry - Film/Video Sound
  • Broadcasting - Radio

Job Duties:

  • Educator
  • Acoustic Consultant
  • Composer
  • Mixer
  • Musician/Talent
  • Producer
  • Recording Engineer
  • Other: Electro-Acoustic Composer


Composer, Performer, Audio Engineer and Educator with over 30 years teaching at the trade school, adult ed, and baccalaureate program levels.

Education Background

MMus, New York University, 2002.
BMus, Berklee College of Music, 1987.
Tufts University (undergraduate studies in Music & Electrical Engineering)
Duxbury High School, diploma, 1978.

Employment History

Full-time Faculty, Mercy University, Dobbs Ferry, NY (2001-present); Adjunct Faculty (1998-2001); Interim Dean (2019-2020). Program Director, Music Production & Recording Arts (2020-)

Adjunct Instructor, New School University, NYC (1996-2000)
Instructor, Institute of Audio Research, NYC (1993-1998).
Instructor, Center for Media Arts, NYC(1990-1993).
Studio Supervisor, Berklee College of Music, Boston (1987-1988).

Related Experience

Trainer & Quality Control, Damfino Productions, NYC (1994-1995).
Maintenance Technician at Power Station, Inc., NYC (1988-1990).
Maintenance Technician at The Tape Complex, Boston (1985-1987).
Film Composer.
Assembler and Quality Control at ARP Instruments, Inc., Lexington, MA (1978-1979).

Why Am I An AES Member?

AES membership helps keep me current with this ever-evolving field. As a person engaged with training the next generation of audio engineers, I know the importance of membership for audio professionals and professionals-in-training. Also, I just like the people.

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