For the first time in two years, Okanagan College Audio Engineering and Music Production (AEMP) Certificate students will perform on stage in front of a live audience.
“Students put a lot of effort into developing their skills in all areas of audio. The event will showcase the individual talent that each student brings, as they work as a team to create a complete live sound production,” says Chaianne Ellis, Audio Engineering and Music Production Teaching Assistant. “Throughout the year, seeing students discover unknown abilities due to their drive and willpower is what stands out the most. The interest in creating and the skills to do so bring memorable experiences and this event will show it fabulously.
Throughout the year, AEMP students learn several aspects of audio engineering and music production, including songwriting, mixing and mastering, music theory, live sound, etc The year ends with a celebration of the hard work of all students and encourages students and alumni to perform and host a live concert.
The event, Evolved, Celebration of a Variety of Music Styles, will take place Saturday, April 9 at 6 p.m. at the Rotary Center for the Arts in Kelowna. Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased through the Rotary Center for the Arts website.
Okanagan College’s Audio Engineering and Music Production Certificate trains individuals for a variety of technical positions such as recording arts, music, theater, concerts, broadcasting, video, and film. The program develops the skills needed to operate digital and analog audio recording, programming and processing equipment. Course content provides a foundation in the principles of hearing, sound, music, basic electronics, processing, signal flow, microphone techniques, mixing and mastering, live sound engineering and reviews current industry standards. Students gain hands-on experience with industry-standard recording and studio systems, as well as music and audio experience. To learn more about the AEMP Certificate Program, visit www.okanagan.bc.ca/aemp.