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Audio for Music Educators

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  • This clinic provides an overview of the techniques and technology for recording and sound reinforcement of various sized ensembles. Treager will cover equipment such as cables, microphones, mixers, processors, amplifiers, and speakers. He will also show various techniques for setting up live sound systems and recording different configurations of choirs, show bands, jazz ensembles, and concert bands/orchestras.
  • Steve Treager (
  • 12/19/2012 11:50 AM - N/A
  • W179
  • Steve Treager has extensive experience in the field of audio recording both in the studio and live concerts. He serves as a lead technician with the Smithsonian where he has recorded concerts with numerous groups including the Emerson String Quartet, The Paris Piano Trio, the late Charlie Byrd, and The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra. His experience as a trumpet player and a sound reinforcement engineer, has given him a perspective to anticipate the performer's needs, both technical and musical, in order to help musicians feel comfortable in a performance setting. Dr. Treager holds a degree in Audio Technology from Indiana University; a bachelor’s from the University of Cincinnati; a master’s from Indiana University; and a PhD in Ethnomusicology from the University of Maryland. He loves to teach and is completing his new book, “Audio for Music Educators.”