Grammy-winning musician and sound engineer, Stephen will discuss the fall of physical media, the rise of downloaded singles, and demonstrate the disparity in sound quality between different ways of listening.
Stephen is a Grammy Award winning recording engineer, musician, multi-instrumentalist, and producer. He has toured the U.S., Europe, and Japan as the drummer for Saxon Shore, and is also very active in the Rochester music scene performing under the name Small Signals. Currently, Stephen is a Ph.D. student in Electrical Engineering at The University of Rochester and holds a M.S. in Acoustics and Audio Signal Processing (Rochester), a B.S. in Sound Recording (SUNY Fredonia), and a B.M. in Music Performance (SUNY Fredonia). He is also an adjunct instructor at The University of Rochester in the Audio and Music Engineering program. Stephen also runs Calibrated Recording, a recording studio located in Rochester. Previously, he worked as an audio engineer at The Juilliard School and MTV Networks in New York City. He has performed on or engineered over 50 albums encompassing all genres of music, from classical to punk rock. He originally hails from Binghamton, New York, where he is a distinguished graduate of Binghamton High School’s Rod Serling School of Fine Arts.