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127th AES Convention Education Events

AES Education Committee Chair, Alex Case

An enduring commitment to education has earned Audio Engineering Conventions a reputation for being indispensable to students. Scheduled for October 9 to 12 at NY’s Javits Center, the 127th AES Convention will offer another outstanding program of Student Events. Convention Chair Dr. Agnieszka Roginska reports: “Education Committee Chair, Alex Case; SDA Chair, North & Latin America, Teri Grossheim; and our other Education Committee members have pooled their extensive resources to develop one of the most comprehensive programs in AES history. We and the next generation of audio professionals are deeply indebted to them.”

AES Student Program Events include:

Friday, October 9, 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Student Delegate Assembly-1. Panelists Teri Grossheim (Chair) and Meiling Loo (Vice-Chair) will introduce new events and election proceedings, announce candidates for the coming year’s election for the North/Latin America Regions and finalists in the recording competition categories.

Saturday, October 10, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Career/Job Fair. Students and professionals alike may visit with representatives from companies exhibiting at the show to learn about job and internship opportunities in the audio industry. Resumes are requested!

Saturday, October 10, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Studio Slave to Audio Professional, Internships and Jobs. Panelists
David Bowles, Swineshead Productions LLC; Gary Gottlieb, Webster University; and John Krivit, New England Institute of Art. This workshop will address students’ deepest concern—securing their first professional position. Whether internship or entry level job, the leap from school to pro world can be daunting. A Q&A session will follow

Saturday, October 10, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Education Fair. Institutions offering studies in audio (from short courses to graduate degrees) will be represented in a “table top” session. Information on each school’s respective programs will be available via displays and academic guidance. Admission is free and open to all convention attendees.

Saturday, October 10, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
*Stereo Recording Competition-1. The Student Recording Competition features a distinguished panel of judges critiquing finalists of each category in an interactive presentation and discussion. 

Classical, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Judges: Martha DeFrancisco, Richard King, Leszek Wojcik 

Jazz/Blues, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Judges: Jim Anderson, Dave Hewitt 

Folk/World, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Judges: Darcy Proper, Mark Rubel

Sunday, October 11, 9 a.m. to 12 noon
*Surround Recording Competition. A distinguished panel of judges will participate in critiquing finalists of each category following an interactive presentation and discussion. 

Classical, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Judges: Martha DeFrancisco, Richard King 

Non-Classical, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Judge: Ronald Prent 

Sound For Picture, 11 a.m. to 12 noon. Judges: Michael Barry, Lawrence Manchester, Ira Newborn, Ron Sadoff, Tim Starnes

Sunday, October 11, 12 noon to 1 p.m.
*Stereo Recording Competition-2.
Pop/Rock; Judges: Susan Rogers, Mark Rubel

The top three finalists in each category present a short summary of their techniques and intentions, and play their project for all who attend. Meritorious awards will be presented later at the closing Student Delegate Assembly Meeting (SDA-2) on Monday afternoon. 

The top three finalists in each category present a short summary of their techniques and intentions, and play their project for all who attend. Meritorious awards will be presented later at the closing Student Delegate Assembly Meeting (SDA-2) on Monday Afternoon.

*Recording competition sponsors include AEA, Genelec, JBL, Lavry Engineering, Schoeps, Shure, and Ron Streicher.

Sunday, October 11, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Mentoring Session. Following the opening SDA meeting, students may sign-up for individual appointments with a distinguished audio industry mentor.

Sunday, October 11, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Education Forum Panel. Co-moderators Alex Case (University of Massachusetts Lowell) and John Krivit (New England Institute of Art in Brookline, Mass.) will oversee an open discussion for educators and students on how educators teach students about sound quality and high production standards, when many graduates will not have the chance to work with the finest equipment and rooms.

Monday, October 12, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Continuing Education Options in Audio, with panelists Alex Case(University of Massachusetts Lowell), Terron Darby (Pro Media Training in New York), Elsa Lankford (Towson University in Baltimore) George Massenburg (Massenburg Design Works in Nashville) and Konrad Strauss (Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University). The last 10 years have witnessed an explosion of new technology and myriad opportunities for audio service providers. However, as audio, video, and Web-oriented media converge, audio professionals must learn new skills. This workshop will explore options for remaining competitive in this changing environment.

The 127th AES Convention will be held at New York City’s Javits Convention Center October 9-12, 2009. Click here for a comprehensive Calendar of Events.

Audio professionals can attend the 127th AES Convention with a complimentary “Exhibits Only” VIP registration courtesy of Mix magazine. Visit the AES VIP registration page for your free registration.