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December, 19, 2022
05:30 PM - 06:30 PM




Christian Amonson

Christian Amonson

The Fundamentals of Wind Band Recording

Clinic Synopsis:

Christian Amonson (fmr. recording engineer for "The President's Own") addresses the questions "What makes a good recording" and "How can I do it". This clinic is suitable for everyone, regardless of technical experience or ensemble grade. (Orchestras welcome too!) The concepts will emphasize musicality in the art of recording - *not* equipment - and all attendees will receive access to a detailed PDF guide to take home.

Christian Amonson - Biographical Information

Christian Amonson is a recording engineer and producer specializing in recordings for wind band and orchestra. His recording philosophy and techniques are anchored in his ability to see sound, and he's had the privilege of working with ensembles and schools around the US to revamp their recordings. Christian is active throughout the industry. He served as the recording engineer for "The President's Own" United States Marine Band from 2014 to 2019 and has produced recordings with professional ensembles like the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (with John Williams), the LA Opera, Kansas City Symphony, Maryland Chamber Winds, Air National Guard Band of the West Coast, Barclay Brass, Capital Wind Symphony, collegiate bands at Arkansas Tech University, University of the Pacific, UMass Amherst, San Jose State, UNC Chapel Hill, All-States in Virginia, Maine, New Jersey, and New Hampshire, and other scholastic events, youth ensembles, and festivals. Christian works in community and is joined by a team of auditioned staff engineers at his production company, Arts Laureate Inc, and the Tonsehen record label. During COVID, he started, hired 55 musician-turned-editors, and created over 1,700 virtual ensemble. He teaches in the Screen Scoring Department at the University of Southern California, has presented masterclasses at CSU Fullerton, Santa Clara University, the Kennedy Center, et al, and volunteers with And We Were Heard. His recording of “Molly on the Shore” is the most-watched recording of the Midwest Clinic of all time (approaching 200K views).