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WHSN Announces 2015 AS4MS MS Society Benefit Concert

WHSN 89.3FM has announced their 2015 AS4MS concert to benefit the National MS Society. The event, which has been running for more than 12 years, showcases Maine bands & performers with 100% of the proceeds going directly to the Greater New England Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

The AS4MS is slated for Friday, April 10th, 7:30PM at the Gracie Theatre at Husson University. Performers include Worried Well, Tall Horse, One Shot Nothing, Skosh, & The Royal Bones. Tickets are $10 and are available online at whsn-fm.com, at all Bull Moose locations or at the door the night of the show.

The AS4MS is produced by WHSN with numerous departments and classes at NESCom assisting including Live Sound Technology, Entertainment Production, Video Production and more. Past AS4MS performances going back to 2008 are available at WHSN’s YouTube channel.

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NESCom Students Earn First Place In 2015 BEA Festival Of Media Arts

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The students of the New England School of Communications have once again received national recognition for their work. The Broadcast Education Association (BEA) has awarded NESCom students with a first place finish in their 2015 Festival of Media Arts. The award is for the 2014 edition of the radio drama “Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales of Mystery and Imagination” in the Comedy/Drama category of the student audio competition.

The annual Edgar Allan Poe radio drama is produced by WHSN radio with students throughout NESCom working on everything from live audio, stage direction, sound effects and voice acting. The 2014 installment of the drama was a performance of the Poe classic The Murders In The Rue Morgue. It was originally broadcast on WHSN 89.3 FM on Thursday, October 30th, 2014.

The BEA Festival of Media Arts is an international refereed exhibition of faculty creative activities and a national showcase for student work. The Festival provides a venue for exhibition of winning submissions, including recognition of project authors, through showcase and awards sessions held during BEA’s annual convention in Las Vegas. The Festival seeks to enhance and extend creative activities, teaching, and professional standards in broadcasting and other forms of electronically mediated communication. Visit www.beafestival.org for more information.

Associate Professor Walter Clissen Included In Article For Musicians Friend

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Walter Clissen, Associate Professor in the Audio Engineering program at the New England School of Communications at Husson University has been included in a feature on the role of producers by Musicians Friend.

The article posted at thehub.musiciansfriend.com includes a section with Clissen talking about the many roles in the studio.

Read the full article here:
What Producers Do and Why You May Need One – The Hub @ MusiciansFriend.com

2012 Grad Joe Visciano Wins 2 Grammys For Work On Beck’s Morning Phase

The 57th annual Grammy awards on February 8th, 2015 was a big night for 2012 NESCom Audio Engineering alum Joe Visciano. Following a nomination in both the Album of the Year and Best Engineered Album (Non-Classical) categories for Beck’s album Morning Phase, Visciano ended the night with two wins.

The ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Beck – Morning Phase
Beck Hansen, producer; Tom Elmhirst, David Greenbaum, Florian Lagatta, Cole Marsden Greif-Neill, Robbie Nelson, Darrell Thorp, Cassidy Turbin & Joe Visciano, engineers/mixers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer
Label: Capitol Records

BEST ENGINEERED ALUBM (NON-CLASSICAL): Beck – Morning Phase
Tom Elmhirst, David Greenbaum, Florian Lagatta, Cole Marsden Greif-Neill, Robbie Nelson, Darrell Thorp, Cassidy Turbin & Joe Visciano, engineers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer (Beck)
Label: Capitol Records

Since graduating from the New England School of Communications in 2012, Visciano has worked with artists including Beck, Mark Ronson, Coldplay, and U2, who dubbed him “Classy” Joe Visciano.

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L-R: Robbie Nelson, Florian Lagatta, Darrell Thorp, Joe Visciano (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Meyer Sound To Give Workshops For Live Sound Technology & Audio Engineering Students

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Leading loudspeaker manufacturer Meyer Sound will spend 4 days this month working with students from NESCom’s Live Sound Technology and Audio Engineering departments.

February 23rd through the 26th, Meyer Sound’s Mauricio “Magu” Ramierez and Buford Jones will work with students on 2 detailed workshops. Mauricio “Magu” Ramierez will lead a course called “Line Array Design and Application” withparticipants learning how to utilize line arrays as part of the design and implementation of complex sound reinforcement systems in a performance environment. Then, legendary live sound engineer Buford Jones returns to NESCom to teach “the Mixing Workshop”, brining his world-class experiences with Eric Clapton, Pink Floyd. Stevie Wonder and more to the classroom.

These workshops will take place in the Gracie Theatre at Husson University.