The Theatrical Sound Designers and Composers Association Announce Annual Membership Meeting

by Stage Directions
Theatrical Sound Designers and Composers Association annual membership meeting
Theatrical Sound Designers and Composers Association annual membership meeting

The Theatrical Sound Designers and Composers Association (TSDCA) announced their third annual membership meeting, with events for both members as well as the general public. On June 2-4, the TSDCA will hold three days of public panels and discussions regarding sound design and composition in theater. It will be held at Baryshnikov Arts Center, 450 W 37th St, New York, NY 10018 from 5:00pm-8:00pm on June 2nd, 10:30am-9:30pm on June 3rd, and 11am-10pm on June 4th.

Among the many fascinating workshops that will be presented for the public include: a conversation with director David Cromer and designer Fitz Patton about their collaborative relationship; a presentation on theatrical Foley with Fred Newman, performer on National Public Radio’s A Prairie Home Companion and Live From Here with Chris Thile; a presentation of multiple generations of musical theatre composers with Mel Marvin, Julia Meinwald, and Dan Moses Schreier; a report from Sun Hee Kil on her participation with the sound design team at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games; and what hopes to be the largest gathering ever of women working in theatrical sound for the Women in Audio session, featuring dramaturg Martha Wade Skeketee and artEquity’s Porsche McGovern.

TSDCA is a professional membership organization of sound designers and composers for the performing arts working in the United States.

The sponsors for this year’s weekend are d&b audiotechnik, DPA Microphones, and Lectrosonics. TSDCA’s corporate members include: Meyer Sound, Figure53, L’Acoustics, Lighting & Sound America, Masque Sound, Point Source Audio, and TiMax.

The schedule of events for the third annual TSDCA membership meeting is as follows:

Saturday, June 2nd
5-8pm - a special mentorship session for emerging sound designers and composers - MEMBERS ONLY

Sunday, June 3rd
10:30am - Welcome Reception
11:15am - Introduction to TSDCA
11:30am Session #1 - Panel Discussion: Collaboration in The Theatre with David Cromer and Fitz Patton
1:30pm Session #2 - Panel Discussion: EDI in Sound with Mikhail Fiksel, Florian Staab, and Sharath Patel
3:30pm Session #3 - Panel Discussion: Standard Practice with Rob Milburn, Daniel Kluger, and David Budries
5:30pm Session #4 - A Loud Look at Sound: Theatrical Foley with Fred Newman
7​:30pm - Session #5: Sound at the Olympics with Sun Hee Kil - Introduced by Brad Ward
10pm End of Day

Monday, May 22nd
11:00am Session #6: Sound Directors/Supervisors with Paul Peterson, Erin Paige, James Ballen, Corrine
Lowenthal, Tim Thompson, Amy Wedel and Ben Emerson
1:00pm Session #7 - Discussion: Women in Audio with Martha Wade Skeketee and Porsche McGovern,moderated by Victoria Deiorio
3:30pm Session #8 - Panel Discussion: Generations of Musical Theatre with Mel Marvin, Dan Moses Schreier and Julia Meinwald, moderated by Matthew Suttor
5:30pm Session #9 - Open Conversation for TSDCA with Michael Bodeen
8:00 PM Annual Meeting - MEMBERS ONLY with Co-Chairs Victoria Deiorio​ and Lindsay Jones
10:00PM End of day

Fee: Free to all current members.
Cost for Non-Members​ of TSDCA: $60/day
Fee waived with membership application.

Further information from the TSDCA and to register: