Dr. Jim Payne
Jazz Rock Ensemble director, 308.865.8606

University of Nebraska at Kearney graduates were pictured and included in an article in the September 2004 issue of Mix magazine, which is considered world’s leading magazine for the professional recording and sound production technology industry.

The article featured RavensWork, one of the music industry’s leading post-production facilities located in Venice, Calif.  Eric Ryan and Chris Canning are UNK music business graduates who work as audio mixers at the studio.  Ryan, a 1991 graduate, is originally from Ogallala, and Canning, a 1994 graduate, is from Denver, Colo.

According to the article, “RavensWork serves as a one-stop shop for the post-production community, where clients can benefit from the latest digital technology, top-notch engineers and a view of the Pacific Ocean less than a mile away.

“In addition to mixing for commercial broadcast clients such as Toyota, the U.S. Air Force, Sirius Radio, Nissan and Infinity, RavensWork has also hosted mix sessions for music videos from Ricky Martin, *Nsync, Jennifer Lopez, Destiny’s Child, Aerosmith and Alicia Keys.”

“UNK is very proud of our music business students who have worked their way up in the business side of the music industry to positions of prominence, which speaks well of the education they received as students here,” said Dr. James Payne, UNK professor of music.

The full article can be found athttp://mixonline.com/mag/audio_ravenswork/index.html