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25 April 2013

Jay-Z and Kanye's Sound Engineer Added to the Bill at PLASA Focus: Orlando 2013

Two new sessions have been added to the PLASA Focus: Orlando 2013 Professional Development Program, a two-day program of free educational seminars and workshops running alongside PLASA Focus: Orlando 2013, taking place at the Wyndham Orlando Resort, on May 15-16, 2013.

Sound Engineer and Designer Wayne Trevisani will present Music Mixing for Live Performance on Thursday, May 16 at 1pm. Wayne has mixed Front of House for a number of music legends including Jay-Z, Kanye West, Dolly Parton and John Hiatt. In this session he will give his advice on how to build a successful career as an audio engineer, as well as telling some of his own road stories which will are sure to be of interest to both the aspiring audio engineer and the experienced working professional.

On Wednesday, May 15 at 11am, a panel of representatives from the Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas (SILV) will present Mastering Lighting Technology for the Future. Technology is continually advancing and driving the entertainment technology industry in new directions. This session will explore the convergence of media and the options available for updating your live event lighting skills. Speakers on the panel include Brian Gale of NYX Design, Bill Groener of 4Wall, Leonard Miller of Philips Strand, and Julie Mausey of Altman Lighting.

In total there are thirteen sessions on offer during the two day event, all of which are free to attend. Visitors can book the sessions they wish to attend when registering for their visitor badge. Free visitor registration is open now at

Notes to Editors:

PLASA is the lead professional body for businesses that supply technologies and services to the event, entertainment and installation industries. Operating from offices in Europe and North America, the Association provides business support services to its growing worldwide membership, writes industry standards, leads the development of qualifications and focuses on improving the business practices adopted by the industry. With over 1100 members worldwide, it represents one of the largest member networks in the industry.

PLASA also runs successful media and events divisions and is responsible for the industry-leading magazines Lighting&Sound International, Lighting&Sound America and Protocol and the PLASA Show in London, together with the European and North American regional PLASA Focus events.