Tag Archives: Kirk Imamura

SPARS completes first in a series of Ask SPARS online Webinars with University of Wisconsin

As part of it’s expanded Ask SPARS mentoring initiative, SPARS recently completed the first in a series of Online Webinars with students enrolled in the recording technology program at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh. The Ask SPARS event involved a 3-way online … Continue reading

SPARS participates in recent AES 50th International Conference on Audio Education

On July 25-27, 2013, Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) in Murphreesboro, TN was the recent site for the AES 50th International Conference on Audio Education. SPARS participated in a workshop panel titled Audio Education Report Card. Panel members were Mark … Continue reading

Ask SPARS mentoring at NAMM winter show is well received

One of the Studio Production small groups SPARS recently matched some 20 industry leaders with more than  125 students, recent graduates and active recording professionals as part of their Ask SPARS speed mentoring sessions at the 2013 NAMM show in Anaheim, … Continue reading

SPARS honors Chris Stone as the recipient of the 2012 SPARS Legacy Award

Award given as part of the 133rd AES Convention in San Francisco On Saturday, October 27, 2012 during the AES / SPARS Joint Student Section party, the SPARS Board of Directors bestowed its highest honor, the 2012 SPARS Legacy Award, … Continue reading

SPARS ends fiscal year with successful events, increased membership and participation

SPARS ended its 2011-2012 fiscal year recently, producing several well attended and successful events. In addition, interest in the 33 year old recording association is on the rise, as evidenced by the upsurge in membership, newsletter subscriptions, as well as social media … Continue reading

SPARS enjoys successful SRO crowds at recent Asheville Studio Summit

SPARS recently completed the first in a new series of regional Studio Summits in Asheville, NC. The response from the local Asheville and surrounding production communities was overwhelming resulting in a sold out conference and SRO crowds. The well received … Continue reading

SPARS announces regional Studio Summit for North Carolina area | Save the date

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 … Continue reading

Goo Goo Doll’s John Rzeznik and award-winning Producer/Engineer Joe Chicarelli headline successful SPARS Studio Summit at NAMM

For the third year in a row, SPARS was an active participant in the H.O.T Zone at NAMM. The 33 year old recording association brought in artists, producers and engineers to share their expertise and experiences in recording successful projects. … Continue reading

SPARS announces NAMM H.O.T. Zone Studio Summit

As part of its ongoing commitment to NAMM and the H.O.T. Zone and for the third consecutive year, SPARS will be presenting a SPARS Studio Summit in Anaheim on Saturday,  January 21, 2011. The group of SPARS Sessions will consist … Continue reading

SPARS Sound Bite – Mix Magazine | October 2011 – The Future In Numbers

The following is excerpted from MixOnLine.com, October 2011… SPARS Sound Bite | The Future In Numbers By Kirk Imamura, President of SPARS and President of Avatar Studios, NY Every organization related to pro audio has been affected by the democratization … Continue reading