October 20, 2008
Abbey Road Sound Engineer Geoff Emerick Comes to Webster University Oct. 29
ST. LOUIS – Geoff Emerick, the accomplished Abbey Road Studios audio engineer who mixed and recorded such famous Beatles albums as Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, The White Album and Abbey Road, will speak at Webster University, Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m. in Webster Hall Moore Auditorium, 470 E. Lockwood Ave., Webster Groves. Emerick is speaking to the public and Webster’s Audio Engineering Society (AES) student chapter.
Gary Gottlieb, associate professor of audio production, School of Communications, is the Society’s faculty adviser and was instrumental in bringing Emerick to St. Louis since he worked with Emerick in the recording industry years ago. Emerick will discuss his experiences working with The Beatles in the recording studio. He has also worked with Elvis Costello, Art Garfunkel, Supertramp and Cheap Trick, among many other artists.
"Having Geoff Emerick visit is a real coup for the audio production program here at Webster,” said Gottlieb. “Despite his accomplishments with the most innovative band in the history of rock and roll, he is a true gentleman; self-effacing and humble. I know that everyone in the audience is in for a real treat."
Webster’s Audio Engineering Society student chapter has also been responsible for bringing to St. Louis such other recording engineers as Rupert Neve, Alan Parsons, Elliot Scheiner, Bob Katz, Bill Porter, Chris Huston, Dale Manquen, Bill Whitlock, Paul Lehrman and Bob Heil. Phil Ramone is planning coming to Webster and St. Louis in April.
With its home campus in St. Louis, Webster University (www.webster.edu) is a worldwide institution committed to delivering high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence. Founded in 1915, Webster offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs through five schools and colleges, and a global network of more than 100 campuses. Its 20,000-plus student population represents almost 150 nationalities. The University’s core values include excellence in teaching, joining theory and practice, small class sizes, and educating students to be lifelong independent learners, fully prepared to participate in an increasingly international society.
Since opening its first campus overseas in Geneva in 1978, Webster has become a recognized leader and innovator in global education, with an international presence that now includes campuses in London; Vienna; Amsterdam and Leiden, the Netherlands; Shanghai, Shenzhen and Chengdu, China; and Bangkok and Cha-am, Thailand. Webster also has educational partnerships with universities in Mexico and Japan.