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Legendary producer's visit a high note for music students

Posted on: Oct 23, 2012 1:00:00 AM
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Contact: Della Eliott della.elliott@gcccd.edu (619) 644-7690

For Cuyamaca College’s students learning the ropes of the music industry, this week’s visit by the man who recorded some of rock’s most iconic works is one lecture not to be missed.

Grammy-nominated producer/engineer Ken Scott, whose remarkable career working with the likes of The Beatles, David Bowie, Elton John, Pink Floyd, the Rolling Stones and others is chronicled in a new book, “Abbey Road to Ziggy Stardust,” is putting on a presentation 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at the Cuyamaca College Performing Arts Theater. The lecture and demonstration is an opportunity for students and the public to hear the multi-track recordings of classic rock tunes broken down in a way few people have ever heard outside of a studio – one instrument at a time.

The British record producer/engineer, widely known for being one of the five main engineers for The Beatles, will follow up his presentation with a question-and-answer session. Now living in Los Angeles, Scott has been on the road, promoting the book he co-authored with fellow music-industry veteran Bobby Owsinski.

 “We are thrilled to provide our music industry students with this opportunity to learn first-hand about legendary recording sessions,” said Pat Setzer, chair of Cuyamaca College’s performing arts department. “Ken Scott has worked with an incredible roster of artists, and offers a unique perspective on both the details of audio recording and production, as well as broader trends in the industry over several decades. “

Cuyamaca College President Mark J. Zacovic said the college is known throughout the region for its innovative curricula, and he is pleased that Cuyamaca is taking the lead in sharing a unique learning opportunity with the public and students from other campuses.

“Mr. Scott’s insight and perspectives about music will be extremely valuable, and, no doubt, inspirational to students aspiring for careers in the industry,” Zacovic said.

Cuyamaca College is one of the few community colleges in the state with a transfer-degree program in music industry studies, which combines training in music theory, literature, and performance with studies in music technology and business. Students learn about the business end of music and ways to incorporate music into varied professions, such as advertising, concert promotions, sound engineering, music therapy and more.

For more information about the event, go to www.cuyamaca.edu/performingarts/ or call (619) 660-4322. A donation of $3 is suggested. Parking is free. Cuyamaca College is at 900 Rancho San Diego Parkway in the community of Rancho San Diego.

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