Central Indiana AES Announces New Leadership for 2019

The Central Indiana Section of the Audio Engineering Society is pleased to announce the following Executive Board and Committee for 2019-2021 following a very successful election.

Executive Board:
Chair – Nate Sparks
Vice Chair – AJ Fager
Secretary – Brett Leonard
Treasurer – Phil Hodson

Committee Members:
Matthew Cast
Jay Dill
Jeff Gardner
Tim Hsu
Luke Molloy
Michael Petrucci
Barrie Zimmerman

Congratulations to all, and thank you to those who served on the Executive Committee for the past two years. The Section looks forward to serving its members and the audio community in the years to come.

Remember, to stay up to date on section activities, be sure to follow us on Facebook or Twitter, and feel free to contact any member of the executive board to let us know your thoughts about the section.

Central Indiana Section Announces New Leadership Following Successful Election

The Central Indiana Section of the Audio Engineering Society is pleased to announce the following Executive Board and Committee for 2012 – 2014 following a very successful election.

Section Chair   
Fallon Stillman

Section Vice Chair   
Barrie Zimmerman

Section Secretary 
Dan Porter

Section Treasurer 
Phil Hodson

Executive Committee 
Kenny Bergle
Jay Dill
Larry Marcus
Matt Ruhlen
Jeff Seitz (Webmaster)
Kyle P. Snyder (Student Workshop Advisor)
Jeffrey Tackett
Philip Zumbrun

The Section has enjoyed a record amount of growth over the past two years and looks forward to serving its members and the audio community in the years to come.

Remember, to stay up to date on section activities, be sure to follow us on Facebook or Twitter, and feel free to contact any member of the executive board to let us know your thoughts about the section.

Nominations Open for Central Indiana AES Section Elections 2012

Yes, it’s that time again! We’ve had two amazing years together as an executive board and need to change-up our Section leadership as required by our bylaws.

Do you want to be more involved (or know someone who does)? Please send us an email nominating yourself or another individual by Saturday, June 23rd for the following positions:

  • Chair
  • Vice-Chair
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Committee Member

Please remember you must be a full-member to vote, but can be nominated as an associate member and we can likely sponsor your membership if you are interested in Section leadership. As always, if you have questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

Get out the vote!

Webster Student Section Fifth Annual Central Region Student Summit Update

Riding on the success of the first, ever, anywhere Student Summit four years ago and three more successful follow-up events, the Webster University Student Section of the Audio Engineering Society will present the Fifth Annual Central Region AES Student Summit, March 18th – 20th, 2011, at Webster University in St. Louis, MO.

Last year’s Summit was a resounding success, with hundreds of students, educators and audio professionals from eleven states converging on Webster University.

Numerous guest speakers will be in attendance for the summit along with manufacturers as exhibitors and sponsors. Presentation ideas workshops and tutorials are welcome, and can be submitted to Andrea Pepper (see Call for Papers below). In past years these topics have included Internships and Entry Level Positions, the Analog Audio, Aesthetics, and Women in Audio, to name a few, and Webster plans to host a Mixing Competition, just as in past years only better, based on attendee suggestions!

The summit is, as in past years, being modeled upon AES conventions, except on a smaller scale. Unlike those wonderful, sometimes overwhelming conventions in New York or San Francisco, the Webster Students Section has arranged for inexpensive accommodations, and registration is practically free.

Whether or not you can make it to New York or London, this an extraordinary opportunity for students from the Central Region to mingle with their peers from other educational institutions as well as professionals. It will give you the same opportunity to put your hands on gear, just like on the exhibition floor at the Javits or the Moscone Center.

For students interested in the mixing competition the starting tracks are now available online and ready for download. Students, go ahead and download them and start mixing! Complete rules and entry information are available here.

The executive board of the Central Indiana Section hopes you will attend and will spread the word to everyone you know in the audio community: students, educators, pros, AES members and non-members alike.

Call For Papers / Presentations:
If you are interested in presenting a tutorial or workshop or moderating a panel, please email Andrea Pepper with the following:

  • Title
  • One paragraph description
  • Brief bio
  • .jpg of yourself
  • AV needs for the presentation or panel
  • Let them know if you would like other experts to join you for the presentation or panel.

More Information

2010 Section Survey — Results

Question 1: As an AES member, please rate the activities in order of importance and/or value to you (1st, 2nd 3rd, etc.).

Question 2: How often would you most likely be able to attend Section meetings?

Question 3: What is your preference for day/evening of the week?

Question 4: What general Section activities are of the most interest to you (1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc.)?

  • Tours of area facilities (businesses, manufacturing, broadcasting, concert halls, recording studios, stadiums/arenas, worship facilities, etc.)
  • Presentations by manufacturers that highlight the technology, design and other criteria
  • Guest speakers – a variety of topics
  • Hands-on opportunities/demonstrations/training with equipment
  • Workshops – perhaps an occasional Saturday morning (or afternoon) session with a more structured plan (seminar, lecture, etc.)
  • Networking and social opportunities
  • A mix of all the above

Question 5: Primarily for those with full-time jobs – would your company consider allowing you to leave work early (say 3:30p or 4:00p), with pay (as a professional growth activity) to attend an AES event/meeting that were to begin by 4:00p or 4:30p?

Yes: 62.5%
No: 37.5%

Question 6: What is the best time for a meeting?

Late afternoon (4:00p, 4:30p or 5:00p): 25%
Evening (7:00p or 7:30p): 75%

Question 7: To what extent is travel to/from AES Section meetings a concern for you?

Question 8: What mileage/time factor (one-way) is reasonable?

Question 9: Would an occasional meeting in other locations (Ex., Bloomington, W Lafayette, Muncie, etc.) be reasonable for you to attend?

Yes: 94.74%
No: 5.26%

Question 9b: OR, should all meetings be in the Indianapolis metro area?

Yes: 10.53%
N0: 89.47%

Question 12: If, occasionally, we were able to provide live streaming for a meeting, would you be able and/or interested in watching and/or participating?

Yes: 90%
No: 10%

Question 12b: OR, is an in-person meeting generally the best experience?

Yes: 81.25%
No: 18.75%