(New York, NY—October 19, 2018) Students from High Tech’s junior and senior Music & Audio Tech major attended the 145th Audio Engineering Society International (AES) Conference, which features the latest in music and sound technology, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech.
Music & Audio Tech instructor Rod Shepard, a 15-year AES member, feels this event not only exhibits technology that students should employ in their music careers, but that the AES Conference, held at the Jacob Javits Center, connects them with industry-oriented organizations and colleges. Some High Tech students even visited the WAM (Women’s Audio Mission) booth and learned that this organization can empower and assist young women in their path toward a career in music and technology.
“The AES conference was a wonderful opportunity for our students to gain firsthand contact with people and tools central to the music industry,” states New High Tech Music instructor Jacob Lawson, also experienced in audio production.
High Tech students met High Tech alumni Vlad De La Cruz, Alex Miranda, and Evan Dibbs at the conference, too. Evan, a Bard college graduate, worked the exhibitor booth for JamRacks Studio Furniture, owned by Jeff Baker, father of High Tech alumnus Isabel Baker, drummer for the rock band Rest Ashore.
Occurring six weeks into the school year, when Music & Audio Tech students have fully engaged in their coursework and projects, the AES field trip served as an inspiration for students heading into their first semester exams and spring performances. While juniors and seniors enjoyed the trip this year, the conference will be an event that underclassmen can look forward to in years to come.