SANTA MONICA, Calif. (March 4, 2014) — On Thursday, February 13, 2014, leading members of The Recording Academy® Nashville Chapter Producers & Engineers Wing® committee, along with representatives from the HARMAN® Professional brands AKG®, JBL® and Lexicon®, hosted "Listen Up," a series of seminars and workshops at Nashville's Pearl-Cohn Entertainment Magnet High School. The event was aimed at the school's students, who benefit from a world-class on-campus recording studio, opened nearly one year ago and developed by members of the P&E Wing and others as part of Nashville’s "Music Makes Us" educational initiative. The student events were followed by a P&E Wing membership event and social mixer that evening.
Pictured L-R: Top Row: Sam Lorber, Instructional Designer, Pearl-Cohn; Nick Palladino, P&E Wing Sub-Committee member and Owner, NPALL Audio; Jeff Balding, The Recording Academy® Nashville Chapter President; Julian King, P&E Wing Nashville Chapter Committee Co-Chair; Shannon Sanders, P&E Wing Nashville Chapter Committee Co-Chair; and Ben Fowler, P&E Wing Sub-Committee member and producer/engineer. Bottom Row: Joseph Wagoner, Product Manager, AKG; Laurie Schell, Music Makes Us, Metro Nashville Public Schools; Peter Chaikin, Senior Manager Recording and Broadcast Marketing, JBL Professional; Lisa Harless, The Recording Academy Nashville Chapter Secretary; and Chuck Ainlay, P&E Wing Committee Chairman and producer/engineer. Photograph courtesy of The Recording Academy®/Clyne Media, Inc. © 2014
About The Recording Academy: Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @TheGRAMMYs on Twitter, like "The GRAMMYs" on Facebook, and join The GRAMMYs' social communities on Foursquare, GetGlue, Google +, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, and YouTube.
About The Producers & Engineers Wing: Currently more than 6,500 professionals comprise The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing, which was established for producers, engineers, remixers, manufacturers, technologists, and other related creative and technical professionals in the recording field. This organized voice for the recording community addresses issues that affect the craft of recorded music, including the development and implementation of new technologies, technical guidelines and recommendations, and archiving and preservation initiatives. For more information, please visit www.producersandengineers.com.