The lectures are presented by the Mary Pappert School of Music and will feature opportunities for students and the community to learn together alongside Grammy Award winning musicians, producers and sound engineers.

The speaker schedule is as follows:

  • Elliot Scheiner--Wednesday, March 10, at 3 p.m.; Grammy Award winning music producer and audio engineer Scheiner has engineered for Beyonce, Fleetwood Mac, Paul Simon and Sting.
  • Peter Asher--Monday, March 15, at 3 p.m.; Grammy Award winner and multi-platinum producer Asher has produced for James Taylor, Neil Diamond, Steve Martin and Linda Ronstadt. He was also a member of the pop music vocal duo Peter and Gordon.
  • Laurence Juber--Monday, March 22, at 3 p.m.; Guitarist and studio musician Juber is known for playing in the rock band Paul McCartney and the Wings. He has also composed music for video games and television series, and has collaborated on albums with Ringo Starr, Barry Manilow and Harry Styles.
  • Alan Parsons--Wednesday, March 31, at 3 p.m.; Grammy Award winning Parsons is the assistant engineer on The Beatles' Abbey Roads and Let it Be, as well as Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon. His group The Alan Parsons Project and his solo recordings have also reached commercial success.

Each speaker will share his story and musical journey, and School of Music students will have the opportunity to ask questions.

The lectures are extensions of the School of Music's Institute of Entertainment, Music, and Media Arts (IEMMA), which provides resources for undergraduate and graduate music students to learn all aspects of the entertainment industry. These horizon expanding opportunities are part of the IEMMA Experience lecture-performance series.

While all events are free and open to the public, registration is required.

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March 03, 2021