The Thursday Lunch Speaker Series offers new learnings and thought provoking perspectives from a variety of musicians and artists. Speakers will present an assortment of topics to the Camosun College/ VCM Diploma in Music Performance students and the public is welcome to attend.
Thursday, 26 September – Theresa Leonard
For nearly 21 years, she served as Director of Audio at Banff Centre in Canada, and was instrumental in growing the audio education program to international status, as well as overseeing all activities in the Centre’s extensive music recording and audio post-production facilities. Ms. Leonard brought many top industry professionals to Banff to lecture on music production, engineering, and sound for picture. She was also instrumental in helping young audio engineers and producers gain positions throughout the recording arts industry.
Ms. Leonard has served as Audio Engineering Society (AES) president and also as education chair and received an AES Fellowship in New York City for her professional achievements and dedication to the Society.
An equally respected educator, she has held positions as a guest research professor, Visiting Scholar, and program consultant at a variety of post-secondary institutions in NA and Europe, such as the Royal Conservatoire and The Hague. In addition, she has been invited as a speaker to numerous associations and conferences around the world.
She is currently consulting on the growth of music production within the Victoria Conservatory of Music (Canada) and is actively involved in the recording and producing of artists as part of a new area of study at VCM.