Welcome Back Sheffield Alumni! We would love to know what you have been up to since graduating! Currently we have been featuring alumni on our new website!
Drop us a line or send us some pics so we can showcase YOU to your fellow grads. If interested in employment opportunities, email Josh Scarff, JOSH@SHEFFIELDAV.COM, so we can put you on our update list of available projects and job openings.
We hope to hear from you soon!
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Kimia' Workman - Careers in T.V. & Radio Broadcasting Graduate
Oh man I don't even know where to begin! This opportunity has been truly amazing so far. I'm working with the 98 Rock Morning show,as the assistant producer. I mean what else could you ask for? But here's what I've been up to. I'm pretty much Scott the Producer's apprentice and I get to spend the mornings with him helping to produce the show. He's a great coach and has allowed me to get my feet wet in almost everything he does. I have been doing production work, putting together the promos for the next day's show that are played on air. It's pretty exciting and extremely rewarding to hear my work go over the air! I also set up the "Best Of Mickey, Amelia, and Spiegel" segment that is aired every weekend.
It's been a really smooth and easy transition working here since the programs that they use at the station are what I learned on, Adobe Audition and Audio Vault, so it helps out with the learning curve. I put together the audio for our news genius, Mr. Josh Spiegel and he uses that for his hourly news broadcasts and I do plenty of work with the show's website. I also generate show prep for the hosts to read up on the day's guests, I answer the phones when a contest is going on and get to hook up a lucky listener or two, and I monitor all the listener texts that come in during the show.
Aside from the actual "work" (which I use loosely), I also get all the morning show perks. I get plenty of air time, but I also had a chance to break down the Raven's game with Keith Mills! I've met Freddy Krueger, Slash from Guns N Roses, talked to Jarret Johnson, hung out with Ravens Cheerleaders, (sorry Jake that last one was for Mike and Vance lol). But all in all, the best thing about this dream gig is seeing how a number one radio show is produced and getting a taste of what I'm going to be doing with my career. Scott really is an awesome mentor and is doing so much to help me understand how radio really works from a real world hands on perspective. The other guys are awesome too. I feel like I'm looking into a mirror when I talk to Mickey and Amelia and Josh are always really nice. Obviously they give me a hard time now and then but that's expected. All in all, the guys are a really great crew to work with and I feel so lucky to be doing what I'm doing every morning.
I can't even begin to try and put in words how grateful I am for this opportunity. Thank you so much for going to bat for me and helping me to lock this down. It's such an incredible experience and I'll continue to keep you guys in the loop throughout the rest of my career in radio.
Greg Hood - Careers in T.V. & Radio Broadcasting Graduate
I've mixed many great artists live, including Phil Lesh, Stanley Jordan, Mates of State, The Apples in Stereo, WALE, Rusted Root, fun. ,Eli Young Band, Donnie McClurkin, Tye Tribbet, Marc Bernstein, Jim Dragoni, and many more. So, if you're feeling frustrated, you only have to wrap cables for a little while longer. The trick with being successful in audio engineering is to be a little inventive, and don't limit yourself to just "live sound" or "sound design". When those resources go cold, as they often do, at least you have a few other hustles to feed off of. Pick up mastering skills, learn how to really do monitors well.
Stay on top of the new technology for live and studio use, just don't be a sucker and fall into the "upgrade" trap. At the end of the day, it is your time, knowledge, and experience that someone is paying you for, not the gear. If you can mix, it doesn't matter if it is with Pro Tools 6 or 10. You either can mix or you can't. Same goes for live sound. If you can't make it sound good with a POS Mackie, how do you think you will do better with a Venue console? More plugins doesn't make you a better engineer. After all, Jesus didn't have a drill press and a band saw, and supposedly he was a pretty decent carpenter. Just remember to enjoy yourself and stay humble. It took me many years to reach the point of trust to be handed Phil Lesh and Stanley Jordan on the same stage to mix.
Keith Kelly - AudioWorks & TechWorks Graduate
Since graduating from Sheffield I have continued to produce and host "The Glenn Dye Show" on 97.5 WRYR and at WRYR.org. Sure nothing beats producing and hosting your own show, but I have alot of resumes and demo disc out there too. So glad I was able to go to The Sheffield Institute for the Recording Arts and learn everything I need to get a job in a very tough biz. I am sure I will have more great news for you soon.
Glenn Dye - Careers in T.V. & Radio Broadcasting Graduate
Bill Baker grew up in Baltimore. In 1997 he moved to New York where he worked as an actor and a musician for 12 years. In the summer of 2011, he decided to put his love of music and performance into use as a broadcaster. After researching and visiting multiple schools, he settled on the Sheffield Institute for the Recording Arts. Why? They had the best equipment and program to fit his needs. Also, a gut feeling.
Bill Baker - Careers in T.V. & Radio Broadcasting Graduate
After an internship at Sirens Media, I broke into the biz as a logger for Half Yard Productions on the show American Loggers. Check out the Pelletier Brothers and their cool machines at http://dsc.discovery.com/tv/american-loggers/.
Emily Smith - VideoWorks Graduate
I am CJ Nickens, a graduate from Sheffield. I want to help give students an opportunity for them to get experience in the near future. I am currently in Iraq again, but will be leaving here shortly to return back to my business in Germany. I have worked for Bad Boy Entertainment as an engineer shortly after graduating from the the Institute. I own a night club in Germany and work with national recording artists when they come to Europe .
I will be setting up tours throughout Europe in 2009. My intent is to be able to provide housing, food and stipends for interns so they can get experience working the music scene in Europe .
Tell Lee, Rob, and the rest of them thank you for everything when I was a student. I also attached a picture of me if they do not remember who I am. I am next to a rapper out of Houston named Paul Wall.
Clarence Nickens - AudioWorks Graduate
I'm actually out in California working in production. Mostly TV and movies but have done a few commercials. I'm working on a show called “Bait Car” right now. Here’s my IMDB link http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3457270/. It doesn't list all of my credits but it does have some. Hope all is well.
Michael Seabolt - VideoWorks Graduate
David Burkee - TechWorks Graduate
Merrel Davis - AudioWorks & VideoWorks Graduate
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