SPARS Asheville Studio Summit

Echo Mountain Recording

This SPARS Session has taken place and was a grest success. Read more…

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Echo Mountain The Church Studio

Echo Mountain Recording – “The Church” Studio Room houses a vintage NEVE 8068 mkII Console

SPARS will be presenting a regional SPARS Studio Summit in Asheville, NC on March 30 – 31, 2012 at Echo Mountain Recording. Participants will include students from the Music Technology and Recording programs at Appalachian State University, University of North Carolina, Asheville and Western Carolina University as well as regional members of the production community.

Topics will range from  Music Business and production related panels to mentoring sessions for students and career minded recording professionals.

SPARS Board members and other well known local and out of state recording professionals will round out the list of speakers and roundtable panelists.

Echo Mountain Recording
175 Patton Ave
Asheville, NC 28801 USA
[+1] (828) 232-4314

MAP | Summit Venue + Parking + Lunch + UNCA Mixer Location…

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Special local hotel rates for out of town participants:
Four Points Sheraton – Asheville Downtown | $116 a night – Echo Mountain Rate
Hotel Indigo – Asheville Downtown | $139 a night – Echo Mountain Rate
Country Inn & Suites Asheville I-240 Tunnel Road | Check on-line or call
Hampton Inn Asheville-Tunnel Rd. | Check on-line or call

SPARS SessionsSchedule (as of press time):

Friday, March 30, 2012 | Lipinsky Hall, UNCA (see map above)
7:00 PM – Mixer

Saturday, March 31, 2012 | Echo Mountain Recording (see map above)
9:45 AM – Opening Remarks, Introductions
10:00 AM – Studio Tour, Echo Mountain Recording
11:00 AM – Presentation by Sean O’Connell (CEO, Music Allies)
12:00 PM –  Lunch Break
1:00 PM – Recording Business Panel
2:00 PM – Audio Post Presentations by Eric Johnson (Trailblazer Studios) and Rick Senechal (Microsoft Production Studios)
3:00 PM – Audio Production Panel
4:00 PM – Speed Mentoring with Experts – Mentoring Answers for Your Career
5:50 PM – Closing Remarks
6:00 PM – End

Download the official Summit Program.


Kirk Imamura, President, SPARS Board of Directors – President, Avatar Studios, New York, NY | Bio
Eric Johnson, Immediate Past President, SPARS Board of Directors – Executive Producer, Trailblazer Studios, Raleigh, NC | Bio
Sherri Tantleff, Secretary, SPARS Board of Directors – Industry Outreach Manager, Full Sail University, Winter Park, FL | Bio
Dave Hampton, SPARS Board Director – President, MATK Corporation, Studio City, CA | Bio
Scott Phillips, SPARS Board Director – Studio Manager, Blackbird Studios, Nashville, TN | Bio
Rick Senechal, SPARS Board Director – Audio Lead, Microsoft Production Studios, Redmond, WA | Bio
Sean O’Connell, CEO, Music Allies, Asheville, NC | Bio
Billy Hume, Producer/mixer/songwriter/musician, Atlanta, GA | Bio
Ben Lovett, Artist, Asheville, NC | Bio
Dave Harris, Owner & Chief Engineer, Studio B Mastering, Charlotte, NC | Bio
Neal Merrick Blackwood, Producer/composer/musician/artist, Asheville, NC | Bio
Matthew Sherwood, Owner, Sherwood’s Music, Asheville, NC
Chad Stewart, Owner, Stewart Sound, Inc. | Stewart Stageworks, Inc., Leicester, NC
Scott Wynne, Chief Recording Engineer, Assistant Professor, Appalachian State University, Hayes School of Music, Boone NC | Bio
Jessica Tomasin, Studio Manager, Echo Mountain Recording, Asheville, NC | Bio
Julian Dreyer, Chief Engineer, Echo Mountain Recording, Asheville, NC


Why you should attend:

* Meet with other audio industry professionals
* Take a tour of a professional recording studio
* Find out where the career opportunities are
* Learn what is going on in the music industry today
* Network with other students, professionals and like-minded people

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2 Responses to SPARS Asheville Studio Summit

  1. Ray Lyon says:

    I am a jazz pianist, recording artist, composer and recording engineer. I own and operate a semi-private recording studio in Waynesville, NC called Balsam Pillow Studio and have owned or operated a recording studio continuously since 1992. Am happy that an event like this is being held in the local vicinity and look forward to networking with other professionals as well as touring Echo Mountain Studio.

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