Meeting Topic: CRAS Grad Sydney Kearney, East/West Studio Operations Manager
Moderator Name: CRAS AES Faculty Advisor - David Kohr
Speaker Name: CRAS Grad Sydney Kearney, East/West Studio Operations Manager
Other business or activities at the meeting: Discussing the current state of business in the industry overall, COVID protocols in place to ensure everybody's safety, and a live Q&A with Sydney answering questions from our students and faculty members.
Meeting Location: Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences, Gilbert Az via Zoom
This meeting had featured Sydney Kearney, one of CRAS' past graduates of 2015, who had since gone on to become the Studio Operations Manager of East/West Studios in Hollywood, California. She had provided to us information regarding the current state of business being conducted at the studios in East/West, and how business is still thriving regardless of the pandemic. She also left the Q&A portion wide open to our students and faculty members and took the time to answer every question asked. She also addressed many hot topics, such as being a woman in the audio industry, the importance of remaining humble and teachable, the challenges faced when working with abrasive personalities, and professional conduct and interaction while working with clients. She also touched on the dynamics of communication while working in a professional recording studio, as well as the etiquette and work ethic required to be successful in this business.
She had spoken from personal experience, retaining the patience to answer everybody's questions thoroughly, and ended the meeting with a very entertaining anecdote. It was much appreciated for her to take the time out of her busy schedule to meet with us.
Written By: CRAS AES Vice Secretary - Gregory Robert Truitt II