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Music Production

Second Annual Csaba Petocz Master Class Scholarship Opens

Event to honor the late recording engineer through education.

Nashville, TN (August 21, 2018)—Five-time Grammy Award-winning mix engineer Chris Lord-Alge (Green Day, Keith Urban, Rise Against, Pink, Carrie Underwood) will conduct a one-day advanced audio workshop at his personal recording studio, Mix L.A. as part of the Csaba Petocz Master Class Scholarship, an annual audio education event created to honor the legacy of the beloved producer/engineer Csaba Petocz. The scholarship is sponsored by Audio-Technica; the Recording, Radio and Film Connection (RRFC); and Clyne Media, Inc.

Petocz Master Class Offers Inspiration

A three-time Grammy nominee with 37 number-one record credits and 32 platinum or multi-platinum albums, Petocz lived and worked in Los Angeles and Nashville working closely with top names, from Metallica to Larry Carlton, John Michael Montgomery to Alanis Morissette, Aretha Franklin to Elvis Costello, Morrissey, Al Stewart and more.

A total of six scholarship winners will be selected to take part in the workshop, which is open to advanced audio engineering and music production students and apprentices. Lord-Alge will lead the workshop sessions, which will focus on the essentials of mixing, critical listening and production. Currently, Lord-Alge is finalizing a curriculum and class format that will stress mixing best practices, while instilling the standards and values that Petocz brought to the studio.

Csaba Petocz Remembered at Conway

There is limited enrollment for this up-close-and-personal workshop, which will take place September 22, 2018. The six scholarship recipients will be chosen by the Recording Connection admissions staff.

“Csaba was a friend, a peer, a rock of confidence and a true professional,” said Lord-Alge. “We had the best of times and the worst of times together, but we always knew how to laugh and use humor to balance out work and play. Csaba and I share a common work ethic and mindset about what we do. We always put the artist and the music first—we check our egos at the door and make the artist and the music the star of the show every time.”

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Michael Edwards, Audio-Technica vice president, stated, “Csaba was part of A-T’s extended family, and we are so glad we are able to continue to honor his accomplishments and to pass on his philosophies and ideals to the next generation of audio professionals. This scholarship has particular meaning to me, as before joining A-T, I had worked with Csaba in Los Angeles several times as his assistant engineer. Outside of being a friend, I learned so much from him not only about the recording process, but how to interface with artists, how to get the best performance out of them and the true meaning of a work ethic. He was a very special man. This Master Class scholarship is our way of honoring Csaba and all that he brought to his craft.”

Deadline for submissions is September 3.

Csaba Petocz Master Class Audio Scholarship •

Audio-Technica •

Recording, Radio and Film Connection •

Clyne Media •