Manhattan School of Music’s Charles Myers Recording Studio provides professional audio and video recording services to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and members of the community at large. The Studio features a state-of-the-art digital multitrack facility capable of recording events in all of the School’s main performance spaces, including orchestra and jazz ensemble concerts, operas, master classes, and student and faculty recitals. The Studio is available for audio and video private recording sessions, creation of audition and competition recordings, CD duplication and audio media transfers. HD video recording capabilities for student recitals and private recording sessions are available in the William R. and Irene D. Miller Recital Hall and the Solomon Gadles Mikowsky Recital Hall. Myers Recording Studio also provides live sound design for big band jazz ensemble performances and musical theater productions in Borden Auditorium.
Manhattan School of Music performances, master classes and concerts that are recorded each year are available for listening purposes in the Peter Jay Sharp Library. In addition, all orchestra and opera performance recordings are streamed on the Library web site following each concert, giving students immediate access to recorded performances. Myers Recording Studio maintains an historical audio archive collection of many Manhattan School of Music performances. Panel discussions and workshops on recording and recording-related topics such as How to Make the Most Out of Your Recordings and Introduction to Sound Recording for Musicians are offered on an ongoing basis.
MSM performances recorded by Myers Recording Studio are broadcast regularly on various radio stations, including WQXR and WWFM. Performances from MSM’s Spanish-themed season were regularly featured on Candice Agree’s weekly radio show, The Spanish Hour. MSM’s ongoing partnership with WWFM—the Classical Network—offers the opportunity for select student performances at MSM to be broadcast throughout the school year on their program, Celebrating Our Musical Future.
Myers Recording Studio regularly produces recordings for commercial release, including opera and jazz performance recordings released on Albany Records and Jazzheads respectively. In addition, Myers Recording Studio produces a commemorative compilation CDs each year featuring outstanding performances from the MSM community. Recent compilations include MSM Live 2013-14, Women Making Music at MSM and On Stage at MSM.
Myers Recording Studio is part of the Distance Learning and Recording Arts Department at Manhattan School of Music. In addition to extensive recording services, this department produces interactive educational videoconference programs involving students and faculty members including masterclasses, clinics, coachings, private lessons, educational & community outreach, and professional development sessions with institutions of higher education, K-12 schools, and community organizations in 36 of the 50 states and 20 countries. Myers Recording Studio provides audio support for all MSM distance learning programs.
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