Tom Petty Helps Students Find Their MOJO

The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences took a select group of students to U.S. Airways Arena in downtown Phoenix to observe the setup for Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers’ MOJO tour concert date on September 26th, 2010. CRAS was the guest of Petty’s front of house sound engineer and 6 time TEC award winner Robert Scovill. Robert has a long history with CRAS as a curriculum developer and member of the CRAS board of directors. Students also got to meet front of house technician Jim Brentlinger and monitor technician Mike Bangs who both work for Sound Image and are graduates of the Conservatory. Amazingly soundcheck was just about to begin when the call came in that Tom Petty was ill and that the show was cancelled! While Petty fans were surely dissapointed, CRAS students still saw an amazing setup for a show that no one ever saw. See pictures of the event here or read more about the audio setup of Tom Petty & the Heartbreaker’s MOJO tour at Pro Sound Web.

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