Two SAE Institute Nashville students, Brian Prost and Rich Kelly, were awarded first place in the 2018 AES Nashville Spring Mixer.
The annual Audio Engineering Society (AES) Nashville Spring Mixer is a competition hosted by AES Nashville to benefit the schools teaching audio engineering in and around Middle Tennessee. Each school selects a team of 2-3 students who are given the opportunity to mix 1 song in 8 hours at one of 8 identical mixing rooms at MTV/CMT studios in downtown Nashville. The resulting mix is judged by a panel of industry professionals – mixing engineers, mastering engineers, and producers, and this year’s judges included Chris Mara, David Thoener, Louie Higuera, Doug Sarrett, Dan Shike, and Adam David Smith.
Representing SAE Institute, Prost and Kelly competed against teams of students from other schools including Belmont University, Lipscomb University, Art Institute of Tennessee, The Blackbird Academy, and Middle Tennessee State University.
“I could not be happier with SAE Institute’s results at this year’s 2018 AES Spring Mixer,” says Lynn Dorton, Campus Director. “The coveted trophy will now sit in the lobby of SAE Institute Nashville until next year’s event. We have competed in this event for many years, and this is the first time we’ve earned the very top spot. Our whole campus community is in celebration mode!”
In addition to earning the trophy, Prost and Kelly earned prizes for themselves as well as new microphones and other gear for the SAE Institute Nashville campus.