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Student Finalist In Photographer’s Forum National Photography Contest

Chris Parelius

Chris Parelius

Christopher Parelius, a student in the Video Production department at the New England School of Communications at Husson University has been selected as a finalist in Photographer’s Forum magazine’s 35th Annual College & High School Photography Contest, sponsored by Nikon USA. The contest received over 17,000 photographs from students all over the world.

As part of the competition, the work will be included in the magazine’s annual publication Best of College & High School Photography 2015

Photography by Chris Parelius

Photography by Chris Parelius

To view all the finalists, visit the competition website 

WHSN Announces 2015 AS4MS MS Society Benefit Concert

WHSN 89.3FM has announced their 2015 AS4MS concert to benefit the National MS Society. The event, which has been running for more than 12 years, showcases Maine bands & performers with 100% of the proceeds going directly to the Greater New England Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

The AS4MS is slated for Friday, April 10th, 7:30PM at the Gracie Theatre at Husson University. Performers include Worried Well, Tall Horse, One Shot Nothing, Skosh, & The Royal Bones. Tickets are $10 and are available online at whsn-fm.com, at all Bull Moose locations or at the door the night of the show.

The AS4MS is produced by WHSN with numerous departments and classes at NESCom assisting including Live Sound Technology, Entertainment Production, Video Production and more. Past AS4MS performances going back to 2008 are available at WHSN’s YouTube channel.

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NESCom Students Earn First Place In 2015 BEA Festival Of Media Arts

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The students of the New England School of Communications have once again received national recognition for their work. The Broadcast Education Association (BEA) has awarded NESCom students with a first place finish in their 2015 Festival of Media Arts. The award is for the 2014 edition of the radio drama “Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales of Mystery and Imagination” in the Comedy/Drama category of the student audio competition.

The annual Edgar Allan Poe radio drama is produced by WHSN radio with students throughout NESCom working on everything from live audio, stage direction, sound effects and voice acting. The 2014 installment of the drama was a performance of the Poe classic The Murders In The Rue Morgue. It was originally broadcast on WHSN 89.3 FM on Thursday, October 30th, 2014.

The BEA Festival of Media Arts is an international refereed exhibition of faculty creative activities and a national showcase for student work. The Festival provides a venue for exhibition of winning submissions, including recognition of project authors, through showcase and awards sessions held during BEA’s annual convention in Las Vegas. The Festival seeks to enhance and extend creative activities, teaching, and professional standards in broadcasting and other forms of electronically mediated communication. Visit www.beafestival.org for more information.

Associate Professor Walter Clissen Included In Article For Musicians Friend

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Walter Clissen

Walter Clissen, Associate Professor in the Audio Engineering program at the New England School of Communications at Husson University has been included in a feature on the role of producers by Musicians Friend.

The article posted at thehub.musiciansfriend.com includes a section with Clissen talking about the many roles in the studio.

Read the full article here:
What Producers Do and Why You May Need One – The Hub @ MusiciansFriend.com

2012 Grad Joe Visciano Wins 2 Grammys For Work On Beck’s Morning Phase

The 57th annual Grammy awards on February 8th, 2015 was a big night for 2012 NESCom Audio Engineering alum Joe Visciano. Following a nomination in both the Album of the Year and Best Engineered Album (Non-Classical) categories for Beck’s album Morning Phase, Visciano ended the night with two wins.

The ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Beck – Morning Phase
Beck Hansen, producer; Tom Elmhirst, David Greenbaum, Florian Lagatta, Cole Marsden Greif-Neill, Robbie Nelson, Darrell Thorp, Cassidy Turbin & Joe Visciano, engineers/mixers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer
Label: Capitol Records

BEST ENGINEERED ALUBM (NON-CLASSICAL): Beck – Morning Phase
Tom Elmhirst, David Greenbaum, Florian Lagatta, Cole Marsden Greif-Neill, Robbie Nelson, Darrell Thorp, Cassidy Turbin & Joe Visciano, engineers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer (Beck)
Label: Capitol Records

Since graduating from the New England School of Communications in 2012, Visciano has worked with artists including Beck, Mark Ronson, Coldplay, and U2, who dubbed him “Classy” Joe Visciano.

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L-R: Robbie Nelson, Florian Lagatta, Darrell Thorp, Joe Visciano (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Meyer Sound To Give Workshops For Live Sound Technology & Audio Engineering Students

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Leading loudspeaker manufacturer Meyer Sound will spend 4 days this month working with students from NESCom’s Live Sound Technology and Audio Engineering departments.

February 23rd through the 26th, Meyer Sound’s Mauricio “Magu” Ramierez and Buford Jones will work with students on 2 detailed workshops. Mauricio “Magu” Ramierez will lead a course called “Line Array Design and Application” withparticipants learning how to utilize line arrays as part of the design and implementation of complex sound reinforcement systems in a performance environment. Then, legendary live sound engineer Buford Jones returns to NESCom to teach “the Mixing Workshop”, brining his world-class experiences with Eric Clapton, Pink Floyd. Stevie Wonder and more to the classroom.

These workshops will take place in the Gracie Theatre at Husson University.

Marketing Communications Student Receives Scholarship from MPRC

Hunter Clark

Hunter Clark

The Maine Public Relations Council, the state’s professional association of public relations practitioners, announced the winner of its 2014 Scholarship.

Husson University sophomore and marketing communications major, Hunter Clark, was chosen for his academic record and accomplishments, recommendations and a personal essay. A native of Skowhegan, Hunter is enrolled in Husson’s New England School of Communication and serves a Resident Assistant.

The annual scholarship is awarded to a college freshman, sophomore or junior attending an accredited Maine college or university majoring in public relations, broadcasting, journalism, marketing, advertising or any a communications field.

In addition to completing the application, the submission requires two faculty references, two faculty letters of recommendations and an essay of no more than 500 words.

About the Maine Public Relations Council
Now in its 39th year, with over 250 members statewide Maine Public Relations Council is a professional association of Maine public relations practitioners. MPRC is dedicated to the professional development of its members and a greater awareness of the role of public relations in the world today. It is a member of the Universal Accreditation Board. More information is available at www.meprcouncil.org.

Northern Faces Records at NESCom

Equal Vision recording artists Northern Faces visited the studios of WHSN 89.3 FM last week to promote their first full-length album, set for release in early 2015. The interview and performance for WHSN was recorded in the audio engineering studio of the New England School of Communications by the students of the Audio II lab. You can watch their performance below via WHSN’s youtube channel.

For more on Northern Faces, visit them on Facebook.

2012 Alum Joe Visciano Nominated For Grammy

The Grammys announced their full list of nominees for their 57th annual awards, and one nominee has close ties to the New England School of Communications.

2012 NESCom Audio Engineering alum Joe Visciano worked on Beck’s 2014 album Morning Phase and the album is included in the nominations for BEST ENGINEERED ALBUM, NON-CLASSICAL.

The full list of nominees for the category are:

Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer –  Bass & Mandolin
Richard King & Dave Sinko, engineers; Robert C. Ludwig, mastering engineer (Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer)
Label: Nonesuch

Keb’ Mo’ – Bluesamericana
Ross Hogarth & Casey Wasner, engineers; Richard Dodd, mastering engineer (Keb’ Mo’)
Label: Kind Of Blue Music

Beck – Morning Phase
Tom Elmhirst, David Greenbaum, Florian Lagatta, Cole Marsden, Greif Neill, Robbie Nelson, Darrell Thorp, Cassidy Turbin & Joe Visciano, engineers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer (Beck)
Label: Capitol Records

Lee Ann Womack – The Way I’m Livin’
Chuck Ainlay, engineer; Gavin Lurssen, mastering engineer (Lee Ann Womack)
Label: Sugar Hill Records

Thomas Dybdahl – What’s Left Is Forever
Tchad Blake, Oyvind Jakobsen, Jo Ranheim, Itai Shapiro & David Way, engineers; Bernie Grundman, mastering engineer (Thomas Dybdahl)
Label: CMG

The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards telecast will be held on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015 on CBS.

NESCom WebMedia and College of Business students to work with youth on Hour of Code

As part of the global annual Hour of Code project, students of NESCom WebMedia and Husson University’s College of Business have events planned all next week to promote coding to young people as well as the campus community.

Working with faculty including Laura Gurney, Mike Knupp, Gerald Wright and Scott Traylor, the student have the following events planned:

The Web Creations Club and Tech Club have organized and planned events in the Furman for Monday through Thurs from 3-4pm each day.

Students will host Hermon High School students on Thursday Dec 11th for Hour of code activities and a tour of campus.

On Friday Dec. 12th, students will  work with 6th, 7th, and 8th graders at Dr. Lewis S. Libby School in Milford to lead hour of code activities.

For more information on the annual Hour of Code project, visit Code.org