Microphone Techniques for Theatrical Productions: A Webinar

Delivering crystal-clear audio as unobtrusively as possible is key to a truly captivating theatrical performance. With increased demand for and reliance on wireless microphones, proper microphone technique is the crucial first step in the process; however, the demands of costuming and set design often require compromises in microphone selection and placement.

What to do? Attend this webinar, and find out.

Microphone Techniques for Theatrical Productions

This one-hour webinar will feature special guest James Savage, award-winning head of the sound department at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Savage will share practical tips and microphone techniques employed by professional theater sound designers to ensure consistent, high-quality sound for theatrical productions.

Savage’s experience includes over thirty Chicago Shakespeare Theater sound design credits, such as Pericles, Othello: The Remix, Murder for Two, Funk It Up About Nothin’, Willy Wonka, Passion, How Can You Run with a Shell on Your Back?, Hamlet, A Flea in Her Ear, Seussical! The Musical, A Little Night Music, and other productions since 2002.  Savage has served as the lead mix engineer with the Alabama Shakespeare Festival and Utah Shakespeare Festival. Regional sound design credits include Sondheim’s Saturday Night and The Hot Mikado. He is an adjunct professor at DePaul University.

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Cheryl Jennison DaProza

Cheryl Jennison DaProza

Cheryl is a Media Relations Specialist at Shure with previous experience in the customer service department. She is also a professional singer involved in several tribute, cover, and original bands in the Chicago metro area. In what little spare time she has between work and music, she can be found reading or hanging out with her parrot. Cheryl’s favorite mic is the KSM8 and her Twitter handle is @TheUnsungDiva.

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