Nashville, TN (May 10, 2005)–The Board of Directors of SPARS, (the Society of Professional Audio Recording Services) visited the campus of Full Sail Real World Education in Winter Park, FL on April 22 for a tour and a panel discussion with students in Full Sail’s Recording Arts program.
SPARS Board of Directors members debark the Full Sail bus at Full Sail’s Winter Park, FL Campus for a tour and panel discussion with Recording Arts Students.
Representing markets from across the country, the panelists comprised 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. Representing New York were Remote Recording’s Karen Brinton and Mark McKenna of Allaire Studios, and Los Angeles: Kevin Mills of Larrabee Studios, Maureen Droney of East Iris Studios/House of Blues Studios and Jeff Greenberg of The Village.
The lively event, moderated by Full Sail’s Sherrie Tantleff, 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, of course, included 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,” commented 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.”
For more information about the Society of Professional Audio Recording Services visit www.spars.com.