Nashville, TN (July 21, 2008)–At the upcoming 125th AES Convention in San Francisco, the Music Engineering and Technology Alliance will host its first Educator Summit to promote quality in audio production and reproduction. The summit will be held October 1 at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, at 50 Oak Street.
Educators participating represent leading 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 the summit.
“The participation of those of us in the academic community is a critical factor in the progress of the art and science of audio technology,” remarked Jim Anderson, Chair of the Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music at New York University. “We educators are constantly teaching our students about the importance of quality and this conference is a concrete way in which we can connect with the professional community. I encourage educators from around the world to join us at this historic summit in San Francisco.” Anderson is President-Elect of the AES, and has been a frequent lecturer and master-class guest faculty member at leading international institutes.
The METAlliance is comprised of globally recognized, award-winning audio engineers and producers who have been 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 daylong program will include interaction with METAlliance Founders.
“We are working with leading educators to promote and determine the distinctions in what students perceive as audio quality,” explained Jim Pace, Director of Business Affairs. “We firmly believe that educators who help 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; critical listening sessions with METAlliance founders comparing various recorded materials; and methodologies for the industry to support. Educators will interact with METAlliance ProPartner Manufacturers to develop relationships to further their program enhancements.