Hufker gives 4 presentations in 5 weeks

ST. LOUIS, MO (Mar. 23, 2015) Over the past five weeks, School of Communications Professor Barry Hufker gave three audio production presentations to grade school students both on and off campus as well as a presentation to Webster University Department of Music students and faculty.

Hufker with students from Whitfield School on audio studioOn Wednesday, March 11, a group of 12 students from Whitfield School in St. Louis and their teacher, Ms. Anna Seim, visited Webster University.

Associate Dean Paaige Turner welcomed the students and Professor Barry Hufker led them on a tour of the School of Communications state-of-the-art audio production studios. Hufker discussed career opportunities in audio production and audio engineering, as well as the Bachelor of Arts degrees in Audio Production available at Webster University. Whitfield students, who were interested in music performance, recording, and production, met Webster students majoring in audio production who were working on class projects.

Earlier in the week, Hufker spoke to fifth grade students in the Hazelwood School District. He visited Mrs. Healy's "Career Connections" class at GALACTIC, a gifted program for elementary students. In addition to discussing careers in audio production Hufker gave students a brief history of sound recording and sound in entertainment using examples found in music, cartoons, and film.

Hufker in Rockwood School District's Center for for Creative Learning On, Wednesday, Feb. 18, Hufker gave a presentation to Mr. Aron Blanke's third grade class at Rockwood School District's Center for Creative Learning. To aid in his presentation of the concept of sound, Hufker used the Exploratorium app, “Sound Uncovered.” The interactive app contains a variety of sound exercises for people of all ages. Dr. Steve Schenkel, a professor in the Department of Music at Webster University, recommended Hufker for the presentation.

For “The History of Sound Recording" presentation made to Webster University Department of Music students and faculty, on Thursday, Feb. 12, Hufker focused on oral history. He used audio and visual examples of people, equipment, and recordings. Department of Music Chair Jeffrey Carter invited Hufker to speak as a part of the department's speaker series.

Professor Barry Hufker, is chair of the Audio Aesthetics and Technology Department in the School of Communications at Webster University.

 

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