NESCol hosts Prince sound engineer for music industry insight

December 9, 2021

NESCol staff, students and indeed anyone with an interest in music are in for a Christmas treat on Tuesday 14 December when the College welcomes renowned sound engineer and record producer Susan Rogers for an online talk and Q&A session.  Susan, who is now a professor at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in the US, is best known for working with global superstar Prince on some of his most famous work, including Purple Rain.

Susan is sure to capture the interest of her online audience with her talk, as well as inspire. She will be discussing her early career, how she got into production, her work in music cognition and psychoacoustics, and her current role at Berklee. Susan’s experience working with an international music legend like Prince as well as other famous musicians including David Byrne, Barenaked Ladies and more is sure to be a main talking point and the focus of many questions from those attending.

The exciting event hosted by NESCol has been organised by Lecturer Dan Stevenson as part of the College’s Silvernote project. Dan said, “It is an absolute pleasure and honour to welcome Susan Rogers to the College. Susan will offer our students an incredibly valuable insight to the industry, having worked with one of the world’s greatest artists. She has enjoyed a multi-faceted career and we are delighted to support this opportunity for our learners. “

Silvernote is a collaborative project between students and Music Lecturer Dan Stevenson. With his specialist experience in touring, artist management and music business, there are a number of areas for students gain insight and experience in. The SilverNote initiative allows music and sound production students at NESCol the chance to enhance their learning experience by connecting with top music industry professionals from across the UK and internationally. Pre-pandemic these included in person visits with practical workshops, however they are currently being delivered online. Previous guests have included musicians who have worked with well-known artists, for example, Charlotte Printer (George Ezra, Red Hot Chili Pipers, Joesef Joesef), Paul Docherty (Lewis Capaldi, Mø, Mogwai), Iain MacLeod (Tomekeeper Productions, Frontierer FOH, Lift) and internationally renowned jazz act Fat Suit.

Free tickets for the Susan Rogers event, which will be on online via MS Teams on Tuesday 14th December at 3PM, are available via Eventbrite: