A group of SPARS Asheville Studio Summit attendees participate in an Ask SPARS Q&A session.
On March 30–31, 2012, SPARS held the first in the organization's new series of regional Studio Summits in Asheville, N.C. SPARS reports that the response from the local Asheville and surrounding production communities resulted in a sold-out conference with standing-room-only crowds. The SPARS Studio Summit program is a new mentoring and education initiative adopted by the 33-year-old recording association to bring together educators, students, working professionals and SPARS members and facilities on a regional basis around the country.
This recent event was held at Echo Mountain Recording and drew local students and industry pros as well as artists, producers and engineers from the Carolinas, Tennessee, Georgia, and surrounding states. There were also several registrations from as far away as New York, Florida and Texas.
In addition to panels and roundtable discussions on such topics as Music Business, Recording, and Post, participants were able to participate in Ask SPARS, the organization's "Speed Mentoring Program." The Ask SPARS program divides participants into various groups according to interest. The groups then rotate among panels of industry pros, who answer questions and offer career insights and tips. The program allows students and working professionals valuable access to those who have been successful in the music industry.
Visit SPARS at spars.com.