Welcome to the signup page for June Zooms, a new weekly online seminar series, presented by TSDCA and Questex’s Live Design Magazine, with a focus on educating the theatre community and the general public of the various job functions of those working in theatre sound.

Beginning June 9, these seminars will be presented every Tuesday through the month of June on TSDCA’s Zoom channel, and recordings of these seminars will be available for later viewing on both TSDCA and Live Design’s websites. All seminars are open to the public.

The schedule of the panels are:

June 9 – Production Audio For Commercial Theatre – 1pm EDT panel will feature audio engineers Simon Matthews (Frozen), Corrine Livingston (Public Theater) and Daniel Lundberg (Jagged Little Pill), and will be moderated by Ken Goodwin (Emojiland). Discussion will focus around this often-misunderstood but essential audio job in commercial theatre. Sign up here.

June 16 – Regional Sound Supervisors – 1pm EDT panel will feature sound supervisors Martha Wegener (Steppenwolf Theatre), Sam Lerner (formerly of The American Repertory Theater) and Amy Wedel (Center Stage Baltimore), and will be moderated by Ken Goodwin. Discussion will focus around how designers can be better prepared for their first jobs at regional theatres. Sign up here.

June 23 – Building A Sound Team For MusicalsSpecial 5pm EDT panel will be introduced by Abe Jacob (“Godfather Of Sound”), and will feature sound designers Nevin Steinberg (Hamilton) and Jessica Paz (Hadestown). This special presentation is presented as part of the upcoming return of Broadway Sound Master Classes, and as part of TSDCA’s Annual Meeting week, with more details to be announced soon. Discussion will focus around how sound designers pick their teams for Broadway musicals, and who those team members are. Sign up here.

June 30 – Mixing A Musical – For The Non-Sound Person – 1pm EDT panel will be led by audio engineer Liz Coleman (The Band’s Visit), and moderated by sound designer Alex Neumann (Hello, Dolly!). Discussion will focus around how sound engineers do their job, and what goes into mixing a musical. Sign up here.

 

Biographies:

 

Simon Matthews has (with his partner Phil Lojo) overseen the Broadway productions of Frozen, Moulin Rouge,Harry Potter and The Cursed Child, Diana, Sing Street, Anastasia, Something Rotten, Bullets Over Broadway, Rocky, and Once On This Island.

 

Corrine Livingston has been the Audio Supervisor at The Public Theater in New York City for the past 7 years. Prior to working at The Public she was the Sound Supervisor at Long Wharf Theater in New Haven, Connecticut for 8 years. Corrine has also worked at New York Stage & Film for a number of summers as both Assistant Sound Supervisor and Sound Supervisor and as an Audio freelancer in NYC. 

 

Daniel Lundberg is a sound designer, assistant sound designer, and production sound engineer based in New York. Recent projects include Once Upon a One More Time, The Minutes, Jagged Little Pill, and Freestyle Love Supreme.

 

Ken Goodwin is a Sound Designer, Mixer, A2, and Production Audio Supervisor in New York City. Ken is a union member in IATSE and Local 829 and actively participates in the TSDCA Education Committee. Recently, he was the Production Audio on Cyrano starring Peter Dinklage. 

 

Martha Wegener has been overseeing the Sound Department at Steppenwolf Theatre Company since the early 90’s.

 

Sam Lerner has over fifteen years experience working in regional theater, serving as Sound Manager at the American Repertory Theater, South Coast Repertory and La Jolla Playhouse. Sam now works as the Application Project Manager, Musical & Theater for L-Acoustics. 

 

Amy Wedel has been the audio supervisor at Baltimore Center Stage since 2004.

 

Abe Jacob is an American sound designer and audio engineer. Called the “Godfather of Sound”, Jacob greatly influenced the design of sound reinforcement in modern musical theatre, and was one of the first persons credited in the role of sound designer on Broadway, with a sound designer credit in Playbill in 1971.

 

Nevin Steinberg’s recent projects include Hamilton on Broadway, in London, Los Angeles, San Francisco and on US Tour; Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway, in London and on US Tour, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical in the West End, Hamburg, Utrecht and on Broadway, Hadestown (Tony Award) on Broadway, and Rodgers+ Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Tony nomination). 

 

Jessica Paz is a Tony Award-winning Sound Designer for theater, film and music. Most recently, she collaborated with Nevin Steinberg on the sound design for Anaïs Mitchell’s acclaimed production of Hadestown, which earned the duo a Tony Award, Drama Desk Award and an Outer Critics Circle nomination.

 

Elizabeth Coleman works predominantly as an Audio Engineer for musicals though she occasionally dabbles on plays or in other areas of sound.  Some of the shows she has mixed are: The Band’s Visit, Amelie, Allegiance, On The Town and Violet. She often also works at New York City Center on their Broadway-style productions.

 

Alex Neumann is a New York City based sound designer. Alex has been associate designer on the recent Broadway musicals Shuffle Along, Hello, Dolly!, and Carousel, as well as a handful of plays including King Lear and Slave Play.

 

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