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SoundGirls Present: What it Takes to Have a Successful Career in Audio
October 16 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm PDT
4:00 to 4:45 PM
Moderator: Leslie Gaston Bird: Leslie owns a post-production company (Mix Messiah Productions), serves the Audio Engineering Society as Vice President of the Western Region, and was an Associate Professor at the University of Colorado Denver until 2018. She currently resides in Brighton, England with her husband and two children.
Michelle Sabolchick Pettinato: Front of House Engineer with a career in professional concert sound that spans more than 25 years. Michelle Sabolchick Pettinato has been front of house engineer for a diverse roster of musical acts including Elvis Costello, Styx, Mr. Big, Goo Goo Dolls and more. She is a co-founder of SoundGirls and is the creator/owner of Mixing Music Live
Karrie Keyes: Monitor Engineer and the executive director of SoundGirls, She has been the monitor engineer for Pearl Jam and Eddie Vedder for over 28 years and has toured with Soundgarden, Fugazi, Sonic Youth, Neil Young, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Piper Payne: Mastering Engineer – Piper, lives for quality and equality in audio. Piper Payne is a mastering engineer at Infrasonic Mastering, based in Oakland and Nashville, where she works on albums for independent artists and major labels. Piper is a technologist for the vinyl industry, finding new ways to fix old problems. She is a Trustee of the Recording Academy and serves on the P&E Wing Steering Committee. Piper is also a Governor of the AES and she is an active member of Women’s Audio Mission and serves on the board of SoundGirls.
Catherine Vericolli: Owner, engineer, manager, at Fivethirteen in Tempe, AZ. Catherine is more or less an analog purist. She also writes for various pro audio publications and taught classes at The Conservatory Of Recording Arts and Sciences. Catherine is an active member of SoundGirls
Jessica Thompson: GRAMMY-nominated mastering and restoration engineer and audio preservationist working in the San Francisco Bay area. Her remaster of Erroll Garner’s iconic live performance The Complete Concert By the Sea (Sony/Legacy) was nominated for Best Historical Album GRAMMY, 2015. She has remastered, restored, and revived historic recordings from the Bottom Line, Caffè Lena, Woody Guthrie, Erroll Garner, and Barbara Dane Archives, and the Ash Grove and the Newport Jazz and Folk Festival archives and many more projects.
April Tucker: Re-recording mixer & sound supervisor FX. April works in Los Angeles in post-production sound for films, television, new media, and marketing/advertising. She has performed nearly every role in the process from the bottom up; she started as a PA at a studio and worked her way up to re-recording mixer – doing everything from Foley, ADR and sound editing along the way. April is an active member of SoundGirls and is a SoundGirls Representative to EIMPA a national organization of experienced, working professionals offering career guidance for individuals seeking craft and technical careers in the entertainment industry. April can be contacted through her website, www.proaudiogirl.com.