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Texas Studio Sessions Feature Phil Tan, Elliot Scheiner and Al Schmitt at
GRAMMY® Producers & Engineers Wing Events Hosted in Houston, Dallas and Austin

AUSTIN, Texas (June 21, 2005) — Recording specialists Phil Tan, Elliot Scheiner and Al Schmitt will host a series of professional workshops as part of a Texas Studio Sessions series in Houston on June 22, Dallas on June 30 and Austin on July 29, 2005. A GRAMMY® Producers & Engineers Wing Event presented by the Texas Chapter of The Recording Academy, Texas Studio Sessions will provide producers and engineers in Texas with a window into the latest techniques and technology for recording and mixing. Featured presentations will include: Mixing In The Box with Phil Tan; Recording In 5.1 Surround with Elliot Scheiner; and The Art Of Recording with Al Schmitt, which will emphasize recording vocals and piano. Texas Studio Sessions is sponsored by Advanced Micro Devices.

"The producers and engineers working in Texas are some of the best in the country," said Chris Bell, Texas Chapter President and recording engineer at Dallas' Luminous Sound Studios. "This workshop presents an opportunity to meet and learn from recording legends in very intimate settings."

The Houston session will be hosted at the Rice Hotel; the Dallas session at Luminous Sound Studios and the Austin session will be at Austin City Limits Studio. All sessions will begin at 1 p.m. and end with a reception open to the larger music industry at 5 p.m. Sessions are $25 each for members of The Recording Academy and $75 for non-members. Recording professionals can join The Recording Academy — if eligible become part of the Producers & Engineers Wing — for $100 for one year and attend one complimentary session, as well as participate in the GRAMMY Awards process.

The Texas Chapter of The Recording Academy serves as a direct connection between the national organization and its regional members. The Chapter reaches out to the regional music community of Texas through professional development and networking events, health and human services, advocacy initiatives, and music education programs for students including GRAMMY in the Schools. For more information, please visit www.grammy.com/Texas.aspx.

Currently, 6,000 professionals comprise the Producers & Engineers Wing. This organized voice for the creative and technical recording community addresses issues that affect the craft of recorded music, while ensuring its role in the development of new technologies, recording and mastering recommendations, and archiving and preservation initiatives. The Wing builds on the existing regional professional development activities of the Academy, which include workshops, forums and panel discussions, and other recording technology-related events, all occurring locally and nationally throughout the year. For more information, please visit www.grammy.com/pe_wing.

Established in 1957, the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc., also known as The Recording Academy, is an organization of musicians, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards, The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs — including the creation of the national public education campaign What's The Download® (www.WhatsTheDownload.com). For more information about the Academy, please visit www.grammy.com.


Robbie Clyne
Neilson/Clyne, Inc.
Wendy Morgan
The Recording Academy
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Lisa Roy
Lourdes Lopez
Texas Chapter of The Recording Academy




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