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CRAS Students Get Pro Panel

Tempe, AZ (April 17, 2006)--Four professionals from various fields within the recording industry recently visited the Conservatory of Recording Arts in Arizona to speak to a group of 400 students and staff about careers in audio and techniques used in post production and recording.

Pictured at CRAS are (l-r): Robert Corti, Michael Laskow, Norma Perez, Jeff Bova and Kirt Hamm.
Musician/producer Jeff Bova, director of audio services at Ascent Media Norma Perez, supervising mixer for Warner Bros. Pictures Robert Corti and CEO/creator of the Indie A&R company, TAXI, Michael Laskow were on hand for the panel that featured various Pro Tools sessions and film clips documenting the production process and film sound restoration techniques.

"Norma, Jeff, Robert and Michael are quintessential pros who have a wealth of experience," said administrator Kirt Hamm. "It's great for our students to see and hear what it takes to work at the top level in our industry."

The panel not only touched on the technical side of the industry, but also discussed what skills students would need on the "people" side of the business. "We stress the importance of interpersonal skills paired with proficiency across a wide range of audio disciplines," said Hamm. “Knowing audio isn't enough, students have to be able to communicate and work efficiently at the entry level to advance quickly up the audio ladder."

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