On Wednesday June 18 Fred Child from Performance Today visited the Jacobs School and hosted a live radio broadcast of Menahem Pressler and Friends from Auer Hall. The broadcast, carried by WFIU, included a live interview of the musicians backstage during the intermission. As always, audio production was done by students of the Department of Recording Arts. Mark Galup did the live radio mix, Tim Smiley was the computer operator, Brooks Guthrie did the front of house mix and Alex Sejdinaj was the backstage cable wrangler. Once again this demonstrates the unparalleled opportunities afforded students of the Jacobs School. Though other audio programs may call themselves a real-world education, the Department of Recording Arts actually delivers on this promise, offering students numerous oportunities to work with world-class musicians on the national stage. And there’s much more to come this summer.
Here is a stream of the broadcast: