Tempe, AZ (September 28, 2005)–The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences (CRAS) recently hosted a student question and answer panel made up of SPARS Board members. The panelists included Eric Johnson, of Blazing Music & Sound in Raleigh, NC, Karen Brinton of NYC’s Remote Recording, Jeff Greenberg of The Village Studio in Los Angeles, SPARS Nashville-based president Andrew Kautz, and Rick Senechal, of Microsoft Studios in Washington.
The panelists sat before a group of 400 students and faculty in the Conservatory’s 6,000 square-foot live sound room to talk about careers in audio. “It is exciting to see so many people eager to work in our field and we are always inspired by the level of technical knowledge and the fresh perspectives that these young people bring to our professional facilities,” said Kautz. “We are eager to continue to reach out to our pro audio educational members and work in conjunction with one another to the mutual benefit of both parties.”
CRAS student Benjamin Chang attended the panel and commented, “The SPARS panel was very motivating. The great thing is that they’re teaching us to adapt to the industry before we leave school. Also, we found out it’s not just about what you know, it’s about you as a person. They also gave us a lot of great information about how to target our resumes for a specific job in audio.”
And, another student, Gloria Strait, added, “The panel answered my questions about Christian music that I had been searching for. Now I know where to look more specifically for an internship. I liked the that they stressed customer service and how to meet a customer’s needs first.”
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