Many of the recording and sound industry’s top engineers and music producers will golf for charity at the 11th Annual Mix L.A. Open, scheduled for Monday, June 12, 2006, at the Malibu Country Club. Presented by the Mix Foundation for Excellence in Audio and Mix magazine, the tournament benefits the hearing conservation efforts of the House Ear Institute’s Sound Partners program (www.hei.org/education/soundpartners/sp.htm), music education programs of L.A.’s Sound Art (www.soundartla.org) and scholarships for students of the audio arts and sciences.
The “best ball” tournament held deep in the Malibu canyon, attracting musicians, audio engineers, record producers and other audio pros will offer a day of friendly competition with a variety of contests and prize giveaways. Following the tournament will be a silent auction where musical instruments, audio gear, art, sports memorabilia, wine/food baskets and audio industry mementos will go to the highest bidders. The day will conclude with a “19th Hole” barbecue dinner, live musical entertainment, and the presentation of awards.
“This event is one of the nicest things we get to do each year,” says Tournament Director, Karen Dunn. “Folks get a chance to get out of the studio and into the sun for some good-natured sports rivalry and fun, while making a generous contribution to educating professionals and music listeners about hearing health issues, and creating educational opportunities for those just starting out.”
Sponsors who have confirmed to date include Absolute Music, Audio-Technica, C.E. Pickup Co./IAC, Harman Pro Group, Mix, The Pass, Record Plant, Shure, Inc., Vista Automotive, Warner Bros. Studio Facilities and Yamaha Corp. Remaining sponsorship slots can be checked online at www.mixfoundation.org or by contacting Karen Dunn at 925/939-6149 or