Jason Staniulis (‘13) and Colleen Harwood (‘13)—two School of Music Sound Recording Technology (SRT) graduates who have just completed their degrees this month—are starting the New Year as new-hires at two of New York City’s most desirable recording studios.
Staniulis is serving as General Assistant at Germano Studios, credited with recording the who’s who of the industry over the years, including John Lennon, Michael Jackson, Neil Young and B.B. King, among many others. Studio CEO Troy Germano formerly ran The Hit Factory, another household studio name in the city.
Harwood will begin her position at the newly opened Jungle City Studios, a multi-million dollar facility orchestrated by Alicia Keys' longtime recording engineer Ann Mincieli. The studio generated highly positive reviews in the pages of New York Times, Vanity Fair, and Mix Magazine.
Following suit with Staniulis and Harwood, three current SRT students are interning at studios through March in New York City, Seattle, WA, and San Francisco, CA.
"The opportunities we are providing for our students are second to none,” Assistant Professor and SRT Director Alex Perialas said, “as both the academic and business worlds collaborate through our internship and music programming to produce the highest production and musical values possible."
A testament to that notion, IC grads have found success in the NYC audio/recording sector, including: Phil Abbott (‘10) at Avatar Studios; Kevin Harper (‘11) at Sear Sound; Dan Timmons (‘10) at Sound Lounge. Beyond that, SRT alumni are also working in Nashville, TN and beyond.
Congratulations Jason and Colleen, and great work on behalf of the department!
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