Leading Women in Audio conference to focus on ‘Rising To The Challenge’

This annual conference to be held Feb. 28-29 returns to focus on achievement, awareness and allyship.

On Feb. 28-29, high school and college students will have an opportunity to interact with successful professionals in the audio field, who happen to be women .

The “Leading Women In Audio” conference returns to campus, bringing presenters from across the music industry. Attendees can engage in sessions on recording, sound for video, business, live sound, entrepreneurship and post-production, as well as panel discussions on “Career Paths” and “Stereotypes and Allyship”.

Appearing at the conference will be:

  • Marcella Araica, from Dream Asylum Studio, Miami, Florida
  • Karen Kane, Recording Engineer and faculty member, UNC-Wilmington
  • Michel Holbrook, Audio Engineer, Trailblazer Studios, Raleigh
  • Liz May, Owner of SoundLizzard Productions, Winston-Salem
  • Tess Mangum Ocaña, Founder of Sonic Pie Productions, Durham
  • Aurelia Belfield, Music Supervisor, Trailblazer Studios, Raleigh
  • Anna Frick, Sr. Mastering Engineer, Airshow Mastering, Boulder, Colorado

New to the conference this year is a high school student focus on Friday morning, as well as a “track-the-tracks” thread, following songs as they are recorded in the studio, mixed and then mastered. There will be exhibits and demonstrations by vendors and community organizations and time to meet with local studio owners and companies about internships and employment.

Registration is already open, and students from Appalachian State, Clemson,  Western Carolina, Berklee College of Music and several high schools are already planning to attend.

The event is supported by a grant from the Fund For Excellence of Elon College, the College of Arts & Sciences, a gift from Chuck and Lisa Surack of Sweetwater Music and Sound, Audio & Light of Greensboro and Dark Pines Studios, Graham.

For more information and to register, go to www.elon.edu/u/leading-women-in-audio.