The SPARS Board convened at Full Sail for a panel discussion
The Board of Directors of SPARS, (Society of Professional Audio Recording Services) visited the campus of Full Sail Real World Education in Winter Park, Fla. on April 22, 2005 for a tour and a panel discussion with students in Full Sail’s Recording Arts program.
Representing markets from across the country, the panelists included SPARS president Andrew Kautz of Nashville’s Emerald Entertainment, treasurer Leslie Ann Jones from the Bay Area’s Skywalker Sound, Steve Davis of Atlanta’s Crawford Audio, and Kevin Dillon of Miami’s Crescent Moon Studios. The NYC contingent included Remote Recording’s Karen Brinton and Mark McKenna of Allaire Studios, Kevin Mills of Larrabee Studios, Maureen Droney of East Iris Studios/House of Blues Studios and Jeff Greenberg of The Village represented Los Angeles.
The event was moderated by Full Sail’s Sherrie Tantleff and ranged from a debate about the multiple forces behind the recent demise of several major recording facilities to why few women choose careers as audio engineers, and “real life” tips on how to land a job in the music recording business.
“It’s heartening to see that so many creative young people also have their feet on the ground about business realities,” comments Kautz. “This event was an intergenerational meeting of the minds and the kind of thing we’re looking to do a lot of with our reinvigorated organization. At SPARS, our goals are to build business connections and networking opportunities, provide information to protect and grow members’ business interests, and to create a venue for members to share and promote common goals and concerns.”
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