Guest Engineers

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On a weekly basis, the music engineering faculty invite a distinguished engineer to speak with the students. These are often alumni who share their career experiences and advice, recruiters from audio companies who are promoting job or internship positions, or guest engineers who give workshops in music production or engineering techniques. Below are some of our past guest engineers.

Neal Avron

Neal Avron is a Grammy award-winning producer, mix engineer, and instrumentalist. After graduating from Frost School of Music with a Music Engineering degree, he produced, mixed, and recorded hits on acclaimed albums from a wide array of at artists like Twenty One Pilots, Linkin Pak, Blink 182, Fall Out Boy, and Disturbed. Out of his numerous notable achievements, one is that of delivering the Number #1 Billboard debut album for three consecutive weeks with Sara Bareilles, Disturbed, and Linkin Park.

During his talk at the Spring 2022 Music Engineering Forum, Avron shared his valuable experience of working in the music industry. His journey of being an entry level technical engineer in a studio to being one of the most recognized producers and mix engineers was inspiring for many. The forum was incredibly informative for all the budding artists as they were lucky to have Avron answer their questions.

Alex Delicata

In March 2017, Alex Delicata gave two separate guest engineer workshops/masterclasses in the Weeks Recording Studio, showing off several of his approaches and methods for creating dynamic mixes.

Bio: Alex Delicata is a Grammy-winning, multi-platinum-selling American music producer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. He has co-written and produced songs for/with many major label artists, including Beyonce, Rihanna, Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, Rita Ora, BeaMiller, Cher Lloyd, Meek Mill, and many others.

He has composed songs on three different Billboard #1 albums and several Billboard Hot 100 Top-40 hit songs, including "All Eyes on You" (Meek Mill #1 Urban), "California King Bed" (Rihanna), "How We Do" (Rita Ora), and "Daddy Lessons" (Beyonce). He worked on the music team for Simon Cowell’s Emmy-winning Latin music competition, "La Banda," as well as on the music team for Ricky Martin’s Vegas residency.