We are the department that makes and maintains the master archive of university ensembles, faculty and degree recitals recordings. Periodically those recordings are delivered to the Main Library for long-term storage. We also record non-degree performances, and recording sessions. We do not manage a dedicated recording studio, and our recordings are tracked in College of Music venues.
Recording Services is managed by Blair Liikala and staff engineer Sarah Bruguiere with offices in both the Main Music Building, and the Murchison Performing Arts Center. There is a student staff of about 6 audio/video engineers from a wide range of majors who record, edit and duplicate recitals and concerts for the College of Music. This website is maintained by Blair (providing a testing ground for css experiments) running ExpressionEngine with about two dozen add-ons, with the goal of providing new ways of delivering music to people.
We are entirely Mac running Logic, ProTools and Final Cut. Two master control rooms, Main Music and Murchison Performing Arts Center, connected over analog and fiber lines that handle all recording in each building.
We keep a small dedicated staff and hire one or sometimes two students a year. If you're interested, please email your resume and cover letter to our address. We keep materials on file for a year.
College of Music General Access Lab "is intented to provide an environment where students can record high quality work related to their academic endeavors." The GA lab is run mostly by students and work is done within the studio (vs in the performances halls which is what RS oversees).
The Murchison Performing Arts Center houses the Winspear and Lyric Halls and hosts larger ensembles and opera. RS records in these halls as well, and works with the MPAC's professional technical staff (Julie and Brian). They are also doing some management with the newly renovated Voertman Hall. If you're interested in theatrical lighting and live sound head to their website (thempac.com) for more information. They typically post and hire through the Career Center.
MUGC 4890/5890 001 is taught in the Fall of every year (not Spring) covering basics of audio/music production technology for musicians by Blair Liikala. There is no degree path or emphasis for recording engineering at the College of Music at this time.
Last Edited: July 22 2013