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Live Sound Students Sail To Key West & Cozumel With Country Cruising

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As the temperature drops this winter, 7 live sound technology students and Assistant Profession Eric Ferguson are already thinking about warmer weather. In what has become a NESCom experiential learning tradition, students will set sail with Cruise Production, a company out of Fort Lauderdale owned by 1990 alum Tim Cabral to work as stage crew on the Country Cruising excursion.

The 2017 edition of Country Cruising kicks off on January 14th and travels from Tampa to stops in Key West and Cozumel aboard the Royal Caribbean Brilliance of the Seas. The cruise includes performances by 22 country music artists including:

Chris Young
Montgomery Gentry
Kelsea Ballerini
Charles Esten, star of the hit TV series “Nashville”
LOCASH
Diamond Rio
Clare Bowen, star of the hit TV series “Nashville”
&Phil Vassar

For more information on the cruise, visit countrycruising.com

Assistant Professor Wellington Gordon Presents Paper in Denmark

Keynote speaker, Susan Schmidt Horning (left) poses for a selfie with NESCom Assistant Professor Wellington Gordon (right).  Horning is one of the leading scholars in American recording technology history and an associate professor of history at St. John's College in New York.

Keynote speaker, Susan Schmidt Horning (left) poses for a selfie with NESCom Assistant Professor Wellington Gordon (right).  Horning is one of the leading scholars in American recording technology history and an associate professor of history at St. John’s College in New York.

New England School of Communications Assistant Professor Wellington Gordon recently returned to the United States after presenting a paper at the 11th Annual Art of Record Production Conference in Aalborg Denmark, at Aalborg University. His paper, “Finding Originality Through Reference Mixes,” was a study of recording practices that analyzed communication strategies between recording engineers and the artists. The analysis covered the process of creating the recorded music using both communication strategies and the use of reference material, perceptual learning and isomorphic mapping.  This research topic was part of the conference’s focus on imagination and creativity.

The conference consisted of three days of presentations in research topics about the recording arts and industry. Contributors came from all over the world and included all fields of academic study including electrical and software engineering/development; history; music; musicology; psychology; communications and media.

Gordon also moderated a group of presentations during the last day of the conference