July 2015

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July 2015

Conference & Stage Expo

Begin 2016 SoundLab Project for Students

Beginning this summer, students and their mentors will begin working on the Sound Commission's 2016 SoundLab Student Project.

Building on previous success, the 2016 SoundLab will focus on sound design content and creation for multi-channel theatrical playback. The SoundLab Student Project is a six-month program where students work on sound designs. This work leads to opportunities for students to design in the 2016 SoundLab.

Student sound designers from high school, college, and graduate school programs can submit applications to USITT for the program. Each student will work with a mentor to analyze a play and develop a sound design concept. In December, students will submit their research and concept to the SoundLab Student Project organizers who will review all submissions and invite selected students to move on to the second phase of the project.

Students will work with their mentors in the second phase to turn their concept into a realized piece. Again, students will submit their work to the SoundLab Student Project organizers, who will review the submissions. From the submissions, a small group of students will be invited to install their designs in the 2016 SoundLab at the Salt Lake City 2016 Conference & Stage Expo.

There, each student will have a reserved time slot to work with a mentor and SoundLab staff to implement the design in the custom-built, multi-channel lab. Each design will become a permanent part of the 2016 SoundLab, accessible by any attendee at the Conference and possibly archived on the web.

Mentors can be current teachers or professors of the student. If a student needs a mentor, USITT will help find a mentor.

SoundLab 2016 Director of Programming Vincent Olivieri said, “The Student Project in Salt Lake City will be an exceptional opportunity for students from a wide range of backgrounds to work on a challenging project and make connections with sound designers from across the country.”

Student Project Coordinator Drew Dalzell added that students who participate “will have a unique opportunity to see a project through from conception, through research, and finally to its execution.”

Registration information is here.

For more information, e-mail Mr. Olivieri at olivieri@uci.edu.