Abe Jacob, creative consultant of the Broadway Sound Master Classes (BSMC), has released an updated schedule for this year's event, to be held May 19-21 at Abe Burrows Theatre at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in New York City. New highlights to the BSMC include a discussion of automatic audio image tracking by Dave Haydon of Out Board and a sit-down lunch on Sunday.

The faculty for the BSMC includes Abe Jacob, Tom Clark, Nevin Steinberg, Steve Kennedy, Jon Weston, Peter Hylenski, and John Shivers. For more information and to register for the BSMC, click here.

2006 Broadway Sound Master Classes

Friday, May 19, 2006

8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
The Drowsy Chaperone, followed by brief tour of sound system
The Marquis Theatre at 1535 Broadway

Saturday, May 20, 2006

8:30 – 9:15 AM
Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:15 – 10:00 AM
Abe Jacob - Introduction and Overview of Classes
With a brief discussion by Rick Thomas - Professor of Sound Design, Purdue University "What's Being Taught About Sound Design in the University"

10:00 -10:15 AM
Break

10:15 – 12:00 PM
Todd Meier and Steve Bush
Meyer Sound Labs: Fundamentals Of System Design & Optimization
A broad overview of essential principles involved in the design and optimization of complex theatrical sound systems.

12:00 – 2:00 PM
Lunch and Manufacturers’ Showcase

2:00 – 3:30 PM
Acme Sound Partners
New Technology In Sound Design
Application-specific use of new technology for Broadway musicals as a framework for our discussion of The Drowsy Chaperone, Hot Feet, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Light in the Piazza, Spamalot and Avenue Q.

3:30 -3:45 PM
Break

3:45 – 4:15
David Haydon from Out Board
A discussion of automatic audio image tracking

4:15 – 5:45 PM
David Bullard and Richard Bugg (LCS): Playback In The Theatre

Sunday, May 21, 2006

8:30 – 9:15 AM
Continental Breakfast

9:15 – 10:15 AM
Peter Hylenski: Sound From Film To Theatre
The design criteria to adapt a film to a major musical, the sound of Wedding Singer

1015 -10:30 AM
Break

10:30 – 12:00 PM
Jon Weston: Design Of The Color Purple
How the Producer and Director determine the “sound” of the production

12:00 – 2:00 PM
Lunch and Manufacturer’s Showcase

2:00 – 3:45 PM
Steve Kennedy and John Shivers
Collaboration In Design

The collaboration and design of The Producers, Hairspray, Jersey Boys and Tarzan.

3:45 – 4:30 PM
Close of Classes