SPARS announces expanded speed mentoring sessions for upcoming 133rd AES Convention

SPARS Speed Mentoring – Mentoring Answers for your Career
Moscone Center – Room SC4
Saturday, October 27, 2012
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Registration Required


SPARS has announced the expansion of their popular speed mentoring sessions for the 133rd AESConvention being held in San Francisco, October 26-29, 2012.  The Ask SPARS sessions will take place on Saturday, October 27th from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm. and will feature more than 26 recognized industry professionals in the fields of Gaming, Live Sound/Live Recording, Manufacturing, Mastering, Sound for Picture and Studio Production. The mentors will meet with participants face to face in small groups to offer advice, share experience and answer questions about the industry and careers.

The Ask SPARS sessions are made possible with the support of AES, the Game Audio Network Guild (GANG)Manhattan Producers Association (Manhat Pro) and the Women’s Audio Mission (WAM), as well as the cooperation of our talented line up of mentors.

SPARS will also be offering complimentary exhibit passes to members and supporters in the days leading up to the convention. More information on all AES activities including SPARS events will be announced in upcoming issues of the SPARS newsletter, SoundBytes. To stay informed regarding these activities as well as other SPARS news, subscribe to SoundBytes.

SPARS Speed Mentoring – Mentoring Answers for your Career

This year’s mentoring categories will be:

* Gaming
* Live Sound / Live Recording
* Manufacturer
* Mastering
* Sound for Picture
* Studio Production

More information and registration…

As of press time, the following mentors are registered to attend:

  • Elise Baldwin, Audio Director, Electronic Arts/Maxis, Inc.
  • Paul Lipson, Music/Audio Director, Microsoft
  • Dren McDonald, Sound Designer, Composer,
  • Tom Salta, Game and Movie Composer
  • Deanne Franklin, Live Sound Mixer
  • David Hewitt, Remote Recording Producer/Engineer
  • Lauretta Molitor, Film Sound Recordist
  • Bob Skye, Skyelabs
  • Chris Estes, Inventor of Endless Analog, CLASP
  • Dave Hampton, MATKCorporation, Author, Producer, Engineer
  • Andrew Hollis, Service Engineer, SSL
  • Chris Spahr, Northeast Marketing Manager, Sennheiser
  • Richard Warp, Interactive Music Curriculum Developer
  • David Glasser, Chief Engineer, Airshow Mastering
  • Scott Hull, Owner ScottHullMastering formerly Masterdisk Mastering
  • Piper Payne, Mastering Engineer, Michael Romanowski Mastering/Coast Recorders
  • Michael Romanowski, Owner, Michael Romanowski Mastering/Coast Recorders
  • Steve Horowitz, Music Composer, Sound Designer
  • Eric Johnson, Executive Producer-Music + Sound, Trailblazer Studios
  • Kyrsten Mate, Sound Designer and Sound Effects Editor at Skywalker Sound
  • Leslie Mona-Mathus, Senior Audio Engineer for ABC News Advertising and Promotion
  • Shawn Murphy, Scoring Mixer
  • Chris Bell, Chief Engineer, Blade Studios
  • David Bowles, Producer/Engineer, Swineshead Productions, LLC
  • Neil Dorfsman, Producer/Engineer
  • Pat McMakin, Director of Operations, Ocean WayStudios,Nashville
  • Mark Rubel, Owner, Pogo Studio, Audio Director at Eastern Illinois University’s Doudna Arts Center
  • Eric Schilling, Producer, Engineer

More information and registration…

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