Pictured is Richard McIlvery of USC's Music Industry Dept. Photo by David Goggin.Nashville, TN (August 20, 2008)--Teachers worldwide are signing up for the first METAlliance Educator Summit, scheduled for October 1 at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. The Music Engineering and Technology Alliance will host the Summit to promote quality in audio production and reproduction.
Educators participating represent institutions in the U.S. and abroad, as the Alliance continues to partner with those who share similar goals. All educators are encouraged to visit the METAlliance website to learn more about participating in this summit.
Colleges and universities attending include New York University, Berklee College of Music, University of Massachusetts at Lowell, University of Michigan, Webster University, Belmont University, McGill University, and the University of Southern California. Additional international educators from Mexico, South America and Europe have also enrolled for the one-day event.
"We're all looking forward to meeting our educational counterparts from across America and around the world," remarked Richard McIlvery, Associate Professor and Chair of the Music Industry Department of USC's Thornton School of Music. "This first conference is a much-needed forum for us to have a direct interface with the pro audio manufacturing community and the METAlliance engineers and producers. I think we are all going to learn something new at this gathering."
The METAlliance is comprised of globally-recognized, award-winning audio engineers and producers who have been deeply involved in establishing techniques and technical standards that are the foundation of modern music recording. The METAlliance Board of Directors is Chuck Ainlay, Ed Cherney, Frank Filipetti, George Massenburg, Phil Ramone, Elliot Scheiner and Al Schmitt. The day long program will include interaction with METAlliance Founders.
"We are working closely with the academic community to encourage and promote continued progress in the art and science of audio technology," explained Jim Pace, Director of Business Affairs. "Educators who strive to elevate audio consciousness in the academic community deserve recognition and support. Today's students will be tomorrow's engineers, producers, and technology designers."
Educator Summit topics include a discussion with educators about their methods and challenges in demonstrating and teaching the essentials of audio excellence; and critical listening discussion and session with METAlliance founders. Educators will interact with METAlliance ProPartner Manufacturers to develop relationships to further their program enhancements.
The San Francisco Conservatory of Music is located at 50 Oak Street. Interested educators should visit the website contact page and indicate Educator Summit, or contact Jim Pace at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Manufacturers who have become Pro Partners with the METAlliance include Audio-Technica, Cakewalk, GML, JBL Pro, Lexicon, Manley Labs, Millennia Media, Neumann, Prism Sound, Royer Labs, Sanken Microphones, Sonnox and Universal Audio.