Tori Meyer is chair of the department and an Assistant Professor in the School of Communications.
Tori is the first woman to hold a terminal degree in Sound Design. Her work may be heard in many television and stage productions, including: Smile! You're Under Arrest for Fox, MTV's Singled Out and Who Knows The Band, Oprah, Oprah After The Show, Girls Behaving Badly, Supermarket Sweep, MAD TV, Mind of Mencia, The DL Hugley Show, various tag music currently running on NBC, The Sharon Osborne Show, Family Feud, Extreme Gong, video games for Sony 989 Studios, Boston Public, The All New Press You Luck, Animal Makeover TV, Beauty and the Beast (Asian Tour), Our Town, Fairy Tale Reunion, Wheels Turning, A Little Melodrama at South Coast Rep. (Costa Mesa, CA), Natalie Gets Made, Cider House Rules, Twilight: Los Angeles at The Mark Taper Forum (L.A., CA), Unseen Energy Swallows Space (by Travis Preston), See Me, Hamlet at The Kitchen (N.Y., NY), Pillowman, Urinetown, R&J at The Grandel Theatre (St. Louis, MO), Street Scene (for Opera Theatre of Saint Louis). Tori is the 2009 Kevin Kline Award Winner for Best Sound Designer.
Barry Hufker is a Full Professor in the School of Communications and the creator of the Audio Production Program at Webster University (now a department). Serving as the only full-time faculty member for the first 12 years, he headed the program for 17. He is the author of a number of articles for national and international recording industry magazines. He was the first person in the audio industry to write "room acoustics" programs for personal computers. These were published internationally.
Spending more than 27 years in radio, as production manager at KWMU-FM he was responsible for several important technical "firsts." These innovations include the introduction of compact discs and digital recording to Saint Louis, as well as the premiere of Ambisonic surround sound broadcasts to the nation. His experience in radio production, "live" and "live-on-tape" broadcasts is broad. He has been the associate producer of the national broadcasts of the Saint Louis Symphony. He has also recorded Opera Theatre of Saint Louis for more than 27 years. Hufker has produced many of these recordings for National Public Radio.
Barry has more than 37 years of experience in professional audio production. He regularly records classical, jazz and ethnic music for compact disc, DVD and broadcast. Some of his credits include Frank Vignola's Rhythm Machine, Eubie Blake, Bobby McFerrin, Clark Terry, Zoot Sims, Arlo Guthrie, Dave Brubeck, Tommy Emmanuel, The Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, Chanticleer, The Prague Chamber Orchestra, Jorge Morel, Quink Vocal Ensemble, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, The Saint Louis Chamber Chorus, The Hanser-McClellan Guitar Duo, Johnny Johnson Quartet, The Tonga Community of Hawaii, The Swingle Singers and the finest musicians in and around the Saint Louis email@example.com
Adjunct Faculty Members
|Mary K. Edwards|
|Paul A. Hennerich IV|
Emeritus Special Lecturer and Audio Program Consultant
It is with great sorrow the School of Communications faculty and students note Bill Porter's passing July 7, 2011. Bill added so much to our lives. He is greatly missed by all who knew him.
Legendary recording engineer Bill Porter was the Emeritus Special Lecturer, School of Communications. He had been the recording engineer for artists such as Elvis Presley, the Everly Brothers, Roy Orbison and many more. Bill had approximately 600 charted records and was the first recording engineer inducted into the Audio Hall of Fame. His accomplishments and technical innovations are so many and varied that it would take pages to even briefly list them. Bill retired from teaching at Webster University at the end of Spring Semester, 2005.
Mary Porter, Bill's wife, died in August, 2005.