New York, NY (July 22, 2013)—The Audio Engineering Society (AES) will hold its 50th International Conference from July 25 to 27, 2013, at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) in Murfreesboro, TN.
The three-day conference will focus on teaching methods, instructional resources, learning outcomes, technical operations, industry relations and related topics that impact the theoretical and practical aspects of professional audio education. The conference will bring together leading educators and professional audio industry representatives to exchange ideas and knowledge that will contribute to improving quality and effectiveness for students and faculty alike.
The event will also for the first time include a significant focus on live sound as a component of a pro audio education curriculum, a fact underscored by the event’s keynote address delivered by Bob McCarthy, Director of System Optimization at Meyer Sound.
More than 120 educators and industry representatives from around the world will address questions about what audio educators can provide students to train them for practical jobs in the audio industry, along with other questions, through a focused series of presentations, papers, workshops, case studies and discussions. The conference results will include a collection of over 30 formal papers, historical documents, survey instruments and potential recommendations for educational resource management and development.
In addition, eight workshops and tutorials will focus on topics including pedagogy, curriculum design and instructional resources; internships, employment and career counseling; partnerships with industry and professional organizations, learning outcomes and academic standards, accreditation and program administration.
“AES members who are in academia and industry share a similar passion for strengthening the range and quality of educational resources associated with audio engineering,” said Bill Crabtree, Conference Co-Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Recording Industry at MTSU. “We expect that this conference will have a lasting and positive effect on pro audio education programs at all types of schools going forward.”
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