Originally a singer and pianist, Hazel Burns received a Bachelor’s Degree of Music in classical voice from the University of Victoria. Turning her focus towards the field of audio engineering, she went on to complete a Master’s Degree in Sound Recording at McGill University. During her studies she additionally trained as an Audio Associate at the Banff Centre with a focus on classical producing. The work she did at the Banff Centre lead to her being a recipient of the 2011 MusiCounts Fred Sherratt Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music and Recording Arts and Sciences. Ms. Burns later returned to the Banff Centre as staff in the roles of both Production Coordinator and Senior Recording Engineer.
Other past positions include working as the staff Recording Engineer at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto and as a Post Sound Engineer and Music Editor at CTV on Discovery Channel Canada’s documentary series: Mighty Ships, Mighty Planes, Nerve Centre, and Alien Mysteries. She received a Canadian Screen Award nomination for Best Sound in a Documentary Series for the latter. She has additionally been active as both a freelance producer and engineer with many album credits to her name.
Currently Hazel Burns is a full-time professor in Music Production at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador, which is part of the Berklee International Network. When she’s not teaching, she keeps busy working on different recording and producing projects. She’s also an active member of AES, having started the first AES chapter in Ecuador.
Posted: Tuesday, September 18, 2018