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Grammy Award winner Anderson offering workshop

This is your opportunity to take a workshop with a nine time Grammy Award winning recording engineer and producer.

Jim Anderson, an internationally recognized recording engineer and producer of acoustic music for the recording, radio, television, and film industries, is on the University of Lethbridge campus
Sunday, Oct. 27 to present a Technical Ear Training Workshop in the U of L's Band Studio (W470).

Jim Anderson brings years of international recording experience to campus for a one-day workshop, Sunday, Oct. 27.

In order for the aspiring music producer to realize their potential in the studio, the ability to accurately describe what is being heard, and the skill to articulate possible audio issues, is a crucial necessity. Critical listening skills can take years to develop and this workshop is designed to demonstrate the process of how a student can create a pair of “Golden Ears” and get a head start in developing their listening skills.

Through theoretical and practical listening exercises, the workshop is designed to both entertain and enlighten.

Two sessions are being offered on Sunday, from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 5 to 7 p.m. Space is limited and those interested can contact Thilo Schaller (

Anderson is the recipient of numerous awards and nominations in the recording industry. His recordings have received nine Grammy and Latin Grammy awards and 25 Grammy and Latin Grammy nominations. His radio recordings have also received two George Foster Peabody Awards and there have been two Emmy nominations for television programs. Anderson won the Grammy for Best Surround Album at the 55th Grammy Awards.

A graduate of the Duquesne University School of Music in Pittsburgh, Penn., Anderson has studied audio engineering at the Eastman School of Music and Sender Freies Berlin. During the 1970s, he was employed by National Public Radio and engineered and produced many award-winning classical, jazz, documentary and news programs. Since 1980 he has had a career as an independent audio engineer and producer, living in New York City.

Anderson has been a frequent lecturer and speaker for the Audio Engineering Society and master-class guest faculty member at leading international institutes. He is a professor of recorded music with the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music in the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and was the department’s Chair from 2004-2008.

He has served as Vice-President for Eastern Sections of the Audio Engineering Society (AES), Chaired the New York City Section of the AES and was Chair of the 119th, 123rd and 131st AES Conventions and will Chair the 135th Convention. In 2006, he was made a Fellow of the AES and has received two AES Board of Governors Awards. He was also the President of the Audio Engineering Society, 2008-2009.