September 25, 2016

Ken Scott to visit Webster University

Recording engineer and producer Ken Scott will be at Webster University this Saturday, March 22. Scott’s resume includes working with musicians such as The Beatles, David Bowie, Elton John, Duran Duran, Pink Floyd and more.
An email from Director of Public Relations Patrick Giblin said Scott will be in the St. Louis area this weekend “to talk to a whole new generation of audio engineers.”
Saturday will mark the eighth annual Central Region Audio Student Summit (C.R.A.S.S.), hosted by the Webster University student chapter of the Audio Engineering Society (AES). Scott will be the keynote speaker on Saturday. His presentation is called “From Abbey Road to Ziggy Stardust.”
According to the AES website, C.R.A.S.S. brings audio professionals together from across the country “for three days of education and interaction from within the field.” Chair of Audio Production Barry Hufker said the Summit will include seminars, workshops and product demonstrations.
Hufker said that the Summit, which he calls “a mini national conference,” was started by students and faculty eight years ago to create a conference for students. Hufker said that Webster was the first school in the world to do a summit and other schools across the country, as well as some in Europe, are now partaking in their own conferences.
Hufker said he is hoping that this will “bring a unique form of education” to the students.
“Find out from this person what life is like, what the industry is like, what are the talents required, and gain a perspective that no one else can give you,” Hufker said.
C.R.A.S.S. will be from March 21-23 at Webster University. Scott’s presentation will be held in the concert hall of the Community Music School. The event will be from 5-7 p.m. and entry fee is $10.

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