Students to Host 2013 Central Region Audio Engineering Society (AES) Summit

Students of the department of Audio Aesthetics and Technology in the Webster University School of Communications will host the Annual Central Region Audio Engineering Society Student Summit. The summit will run from Friday, March 22 to Sunday, March 25, 2013 with sessions to be held in East Academic Hall (EAHL) and studios in the Sverdrup Building.  

AES Summit

While the summit will give audio production students the opportunity to network with and learn from top industry professionals, participation is not limited to students or members of AES. Everyone is welcome. The 2012 Central Region Audio Engineering Student Summit attracted more than 500 visitors to campus.

This year's summit will include presentations and panels on studio recording, mixing and mastering, live sound for theater and concerts, audio post-production for visual media, and much more. Dennis Leonard of Skywalker Sound will deliver the keynote address at 8:30 p.m. on Friday.

Other highlights of the weekend will include a student mixing competition, an exhibitor floor featuring the latest gear by major manufacturers, and Harman's newly refurbished Soundcraft Studer truck. There will be more than $3,600 in raffle prize giveaways from iZotope and Shure. Prizes for the mixing competition will include a Beta 27 Super Cardioid condenser microphone from Shure and a studio software bundle by iZotope.

Students of the department of Audio Aesthetics and Technology plan and run the summit with support from members of the faculty and staff of the School of Communications.

The Webster University School of Communications prepares students in three academic departments to excel as skilled professionals in the global communications field. The School provides a hands-on approach to learning that is grounded in the University's liberal arts foundation and commitment to global education. Sixteen undergraduate programs, five graduate degree programs and 12 minors cover the wide array of communications specialties and are taught by faculty who are theorists and practitioners. Students work with professional-grade media equipment, take courses at Webster's U.S., European and Asian campuses, participate in robust field experiences and internships, and, along with faculty and alumni, are routinely recognized for their professional accomplishments.


With its home campus in St. Louis, Webster University (www.webster.edu) is the only Tier 1, private, non-profit U.S.-based university providing a network of international residential campuses. Founded in 1915, Webster University's campus network today includes metropolitan, military, online and corporate locations around the world, as well as traditional residential campuses in Asia, Europe and North America. The university is committed to delivering high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence.