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Sound Reinforcement 101

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  • Drawing on decades of their combined experiences in sound reinforcement for jazz groups, the presenters will provide their insights about equipment, techniques, philosophies, student involvement, and expenses for providing successful sound reinforcement for large and small jazz groups. Emphasis will be placed on information important to both the beginning and advanced music educator. Practical application of sound and microphone theory will also be demonstrated. Q&A time is promised and the clinicians will be in the jazz concert hall all week for one-on-one discussions either by appointment or drop-by with those clinic attendees who are interested.
  • Scott Bauer (
  • 12/16/2015 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
  • W196
  • Over his 27 year Army career, Scott transitioned from multiple band and staff assignments as a sax player/sound tech to the Chief Audio Engineer for the US Army Field Band and Jazz Ambassadors. He has engineered live performances in some of the most famous venues on four continents, including the Berlin Philharmonie, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, Hollywood Bowl, and Osaka Symphony Hall. He also served sixteen years as the Chief Engineer and main stage FOH (Front Of House) mixer for the IAJE. 2015 marks his twelfth year as Front Of House engineer for The Midwest Clinic.
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  • Scott Steiner
  • Scott Steiner is a recording and live sound engineer who's work has taken him around the world with a variety of artists from Wynton Marsalis to actor Gary Sinise's Lt. Dan Band. Currently he is working as the Music Editor and Sound Designer for a film about early jazz cornetist Buddy Bolden. Steiner has mixed monitors on stage at The Midwest Clinic for more than 20 years.