Long Trail Performing Arts Students Get into the Groove
Several donors have pledged support for a new initiative which will allow Long Trail School to add state-of-the-art recording and production of music to their performing arts program. Donations have permitted choral and instrumental music teacher Geoffrey Gee to assemble the electronic recording laboratory. Equipment includes digital recording mixers, electronic instruments, DJ-style music controllers, and MacIntosh workstations running pro audio production and sound design software. The Long Trail E-Lab is set up for collaboration. Any number of musicians in the lab can play music with each other, and record and produce their music within the headphone environment. Musicians can also play a variety of production roles; composition, arrangement, engineering, sound design and post production. Students can bring their own devices to use, augmented by the sound libraries and software licenses in the E-Lab. Their projects may utilize software they own, instruments they bring in or production files they originate elsewhere. As Gee notes, “Thanks to these donations, we are now in a position to add production, engineering and sound design to a performing arts program already strong in composition, performance, and improvisation.” For more information, contact Arts Chair, Anharad Edson, at 802-867-5717, extension 206, or firstname.lastname@example.org.