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October/November 2013 – Pre-Screening Audition Season!


October/November 2013 – Pre-Screening Audition Season! - October, 2013

It’s that time of year again…everyone graduating is preparing to move on, and we are here to make you sound and look your best as you send out your pre-screening application media.
Bookings are building up fast for the December 1 deadlines, so it’s best to plan ahead and RECORD EARLY! For UMSMTD students looking to make pre-screening recordings at the school please be aware of the school’s scheduling rules. These seem to be overlooked annually, and it can be a confusing list if you don’t understand how the SMTD portions out the halls for use. It is actually a very fair and simple system, given the limited amount of space at the Moore Building that is available.
– each student is allowed to reserve one 2 hour block of time per month for recording/rehearsals in Britton or McIntosh Theatre
– sessions can only be booked form 10pm-12am, or before noon on the weekends (pending availability)
– hall times outside of 10-12 CAN be reserved when free, but no more than 48 hours in advance ( they must be saved for potential classes, guest concerts, master classes, etc.)
– if you need additional time, there are options for spaces around town….we prefer to use Kerrytown Concert House. They have been very accommodating to my clients for years and we have a very valuable partnership. Their Hamburg Steinway B is a spectacular instrument for all purposes and I highly recommend working here if the UM halls are unavailable.

Email or call to set up your time and we’ll work with you to make sure you have the best representation of your playing for your pre-screening!

September 2013- summer recap and fall news - October, 2013

DSA was on the move this summer! We were out with Fareed Haque’s MathGames when they hit the road in June and covered the better part of the western and central USA, with several album projects started and finished in between outside of the tour. There are some exciting things on the horizon that we are currently completing. The recording sessions for the Star Spangled Music Foundation wrapped this week, marking the end of capturing what is possibly the most comprehensive documentation of the national anthem’s evolution. Mark Clague and Andrew Kuster have worked tirelessly to assemble and organize this project, and we have been there every step of the way to capture it, audio and video. Here is a sample of what the final product contains:

Among the other projects we recorded and are currently working on or have recently completed in the studio:
– Caroline Helton and Kathruyn Goodson: “L’Infinito: Songs from a Lost World of Italian Jewish Composers 1910-1945” due for release in fall 2013
– Amy Porter’s “In Translation” – the Bach Cello Suites transcribed for flute, recorded in Hill Auditorium
– Scott Conklin and Alan Huckleberry’s follow up to “Violinguistics,” a second collection of violin and piano music by Michigan alum composers
– Andrew Parker, professor of oboe at UIowa, with Alan Huckleberry – an album of art song performed on oboe, including Schumann’s complete Winterreise
– Akropolis Quintet’s upcoming record, “Unraveled”
– the debut album by the Sapphire Trio

After a long stint on the road, we are now back in Ann Arbor an already in high gear for the upcoming academic year. All of our services listed are still current, and as always it is best to book early for sessions and concerts, as time slots fill up quickly through the semester. We always do our best to try to accommodate all requests, and early booking assures that we can give you the best in service and quality. We’d also like to give a hearty congratulations to Michelle Chamuel for finishing as runner-up in NBC’s The Voice, and dropping her recent album “All I Want” under her production name, The Reverb Junkie. Never have I been so proud to be a part of a friend and colleague’s rise to fame!

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