Attendees at the inaugural BSMC (Broadway Sound Master Classes) will have the opportunity to tour the acclaimed Masque Sound Studios on Friday, June 27, as a lead-in to the two days of classes on Saturday and Sunday, June 28 and 29. Attendees are also invited to the 2003 EDDY Awards on Friday evening as part of the weekend's activities at John Jay College Theare in Manhattan.

The tour of the famous Masque Sound Studios will feature the dean of sound effects, John Kilgore, speaking on the creation, maintenance, and long-term storage of effects for the theatre. Masque Sound's Recording Division, located in the heart of New York's Broadway theatre district, is the primary resource for sound designers working on Broadway. The studio counts among its customers some of the most discriminating and demanding clients in the world of theatre, dance, music, special events, and postproduction, as well as high-profile television productions such as ABC's Good Morning America, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, and Live with Regis and Kelly.

Masque also supplies sound equipment to Broadway shows and tours. Their current roster includes: Aida, Aida national tour, Blue Man Group Boston, Cabaret tour, Fosse tour, Grease tour, Jesus Christ Superstar tour, Les Misérables (which just recently closed), Les Misérables national tour, Life (x) 3, Mamma Mia!, Mamma Mia! national tour, Mamma Mia! Toronto and Las Vegas, Man of La Mancha, Miss Saigon tour, The Music Man tour, Phantom of the Opera, Phantom of the Opera national tour, Rent tour, and Take Me Out.

Corporate sponsors for the BSMC include Meyer Sound and Reidel Communications. Manufacturers interested in participating should e-mail Jackie Tien at For registration information on the BSMC as well as the BLMC and EDDY Awards, visit the BLMC/BSMC website.