I got a Billie award in Sound Design!

Actually, it's my second.  And actually, I don't know if they're called "Billie" awards anymore (originally a nod to the Tony awards for Broadway theatre). The NYA National Youth Arts Awards (originally NYT, since it started off as theatre-only) is an awesome organization started by Rob Hopper to honor and invigorate the youth theatre artists … Continue reading I got a Billie award in Sound Design!

The Difference Between Sound Design and, um… Sound Design

Today I preach from atop the musical theatre soapbox For what it's worth, let me say that this is thus far the most challenging post I've written.  And that I believe this to be fundamentally important for a successful production. Wikipedia says that sound design is "the process of specifying, acquiring, manipulating or generating audio … Continue reading The Difference Between Sound Design and, um… Sound Design

The Problem With Collegiate A Cappella Groups (Part 2)

...continued from previous post, wherein I trash aspiring sound engineers. It takes a lot of finesse to present a cappella music in the way we expect it to sound. I know that many collegiate a cappella groups rely on their college's sound reinforcement services to provide amplification for their events.  Great!  It's fantastic that this … Continue reading The Problem With Collegiate A Cappella Groups (Part 2)

The Problem With Collegiate A Cappella Groups (Part 1)

First off, what's even that great about being in an a cappella group anyway? Lots of things.  I've worked closely with a couple and gotten to see some of that world first-hand.  First off, it's a legitimate "cohority" (like a non-gendered fraternity or sorority). The cohort is truly committed to a set of goals.  There … Continue reading The Problem With Collegiate A Cappella Groups (Part 1)