Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 1:43pm
In late October, several of our students went to the 143 annual AES Convention in New York City. The convention is filled with gear, workshops, professionals, and pretty much anything that an audio student can geek out about. The convention offers opportunities for the students to learn about new technology and techniques; learn from grammy-award-winning engineers, and make professional connections in the industry. The convention is held in NYC every other year and we always take a group of our...
Western Carolina University at Appalachian State University
Monday, January 26, 2015 - 2:44pm
            This semester, the senior class of Recording and Production students in Appalachian State’s Music Industry Studies program had the opportunity to collaborate with members of Western Carolina University’s Commercial and Electronic Music program. The collaboration came about after ASU’s Scott Wynne met WCU’s Dan Gonko, Recording Engineer of Commercial and Electronic Music, while they worked together at the internationally renowned Aspen Music...
Avid Upgrade
Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 5:47pm
It only took 6 years of threatening, 120 feet of 12 channel Fiber Optic trunk, 1 LC and 2 SC Cartridges, an SSL MADI X8 router, 6 Yamaha MADI Cards, an Avid MADI HD interface, pulling out 32 AES install cables and snakes and... okay, it took a lot.  But, thanks to the efforts of a crew of Recording and Production upperclass students, a necessary ProTools upgrade hardware and software and a lot of patience from the Physical Plant Networking crew, Studio A, C, and the Machine Room are now...
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 3:04pm
Each year, the ubiquitous Audio Engineering Society holds two thrilling conventions --- one in Europe, one in the US --- to which dozens of the world's top audio gear manufacturers are invited to demo their newest products. New York City played host in 2013, and thanks to the dates coinciding with ASU's fall break, 22 students of the MIS Recording and Production program were able to attend. Since its establishment in 1948, the AES has developed into a robust international community, connecting...
Music Industry Studies Fall 2013 trip to Nashville
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 5:00pm
Nashville, for many people, is one of the music capitals of the world. Country and rock stars flock to Music City with hopes of cutting record deals or just getting noticed. Recently, the seniors of the MIS program at Appalachian State caravanned to Nashville with hopes of networking and getting a taste for what the city and the industry are all about. For a day and a half, students and faculty crammed as many opportunities as they could into their schedules. Monday morning offered seniors the...
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 1:43pm
Imagine having the opportunity to do something you're passionate about, recording audio, with microphones worth thousands of dollars, and the potential to win said microphones. The Fantastic Scholastic Shure Microphone Competition is exactly that. 2013 is the third year that students in the Hayes School of Music have participated in the competition. The Hayes School of Music is one among 10 educational programs across the country chosen, by lottery, to compete. Five of the students in the...
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 7:48am
The Hayes School of Music is home to a great blend of personalities, learning styles, artistic visions, influences, and gear preferences. With majors spanning from Music Therapy to Music Marketing and Promotion, the institution offers instruction and specialized training in a wide variety of categories within the Music Industry. Admittedly, with a program-of-study index reflecting such broadness in scope, those pesky interdisciplinary language barriers can make it tricky to relate at times,...
(Photo credit: Lozer Films)
Monday, February 4, 2013 - 4:04pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (CBS Charlotte) — On February 10th, 2013, the 55th-annual GRAMMYs show will air live on CBS — at 8PM. While the GRAMMY Awards are an exciting time for all artists, for Charlotte native Dan Millice, the GRAMMYs signify a reason to personally celebrate his achievements.
Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 9:21am
Music Industry Studies Students At Skywalker Sound
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 10:04am
During the 133rd annual Audio Engineering Society (AES) convention, a handful of Appalachian State University's Music Industry Studies Recording and Production students took full advantage of the events taking place in San Francisco. Tutorials offered students specific skill sets needed to compete in niche areas of the industry like mixing, sound for gaming, and mastering. Panels of highly esteemed producers and engineers shared priceless stories about working in the studio with industry giants...
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Chief Recording Engineer:
Mr. Scott Wynne
Assistant Professor of Music
Hayes School of Music
813 Rivers Street
Boone, NC 28608


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