Full Sail Real World Education Welcomes Meyer Sound and World-Renowned Sound Mixing Giant, Buford Jones

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Full Sail Real World Education welcomed Meyer Sound, a leading and innovative corporation in audio engineering, as well as legendary Sound Mixer, Buford Jones, to Full Sail Live - the home of the Show Production & Touring degree program.

On June 7, 2006, Full Sail Real World Education welcomed Meyer Sound, a leading and innovative corporation in audio engineering, as well as legendary Sound Mixer, Buford Jones, to Full Sail Live - the home of the Show Production & Touring degree program.

Currently serving as the Tour Liaison Manager for Meyer Sound, Jones has an extensive and impressive range of tour sound mixing credits including work with artists such as: David Bowie, George Harrison, Linda Ronstadt, Eric Clapton, Pink Floyd, Faith Hill, James Taylor, Don Henley, Al Jarreau, ZZ Top, Prince, and Pat Benatar.

During his visit to Full Sail, Jones offered a lecture to staff and students in the Show Production & Touring degree program regarding his exceptional history, and provided invaluable insight to counsel students in the program as they prepare for their careers in the industry.

Credits and awards for Jones includes but is not limited to: achieving Platinum & Gold Records for Pink Floyd’s, “Delicate Sound of Thunder” Album; Platinum Record for Faith Hill’s “Take Me As I Am,” and “It Matters to Me” Albums, as well as served as the Audio Mixer for Hill’s 2000 Thanksgiving Special on CBS; TEC Award winner for Sound Reinforcement Engineer in 1989; Nominated for TEC Award winner for Sound Reinforcement Engineer in 1986, 1988, and 1989; and Platinum Record for Jackson Browne's "Hold Out" Album in 1980.

“We are extremely honored to have Meyer Sound and Buford here visiting Full Sail and taking the time to speak with our students,” said Dana Roun, Program Director for the Show Production & Touring degree. “To have such a legendary sound mixing professional, in addition to a corporate leader in audio engineering here to be a part of the Full Sail experience, is such an exciting opportunity. The students, faculty and staff are all very much looking forward to showing our guests the best that Full Sail has to offer.”

Since 1979, Full Sail Real World Education, a college outside of Orlando, FL, has been an innovative educational leader for those pursuing a career in the entertainment industry. With over 20,000 alumni, graduate credits include work on Oscar and GRAMMY-winning projects, best-selling video games, and the #1 grossing U.S. concert tour five out of the last five years. Full Sail's 91-acre campus proudly welcomes over 5,000 students from all 50 states and 37 countries worldwide. Currently, Full Sail offers degrees in the following disciplines: Computer Animation, Digital Arts & Design, Entertainment Business, Film, Game Development, Recording Arts, and Show Production & Touring.

Students experience a “real world” education, with a professional class structure of 8-12 hours per day, and a 24-hour round the clock schedule which earned Full Sail the “Most Innovative Program” Award by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges. Full Sail has also been named one of the top three entertainment media colleges by Shift Magazine alongside the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (No. 1) and New York University (No. 2); Electronic Gaming Monthly named Full Sail one of the Top Five Game Degree Programs in the world; Rolling Stone Magazine recently named Full Sail one of the “Best Music Programs” in the country, in addition to one of the “Best Music Business Departments” in the Schools That Rock: The Rolling Stone College Guide, and UNleashed Magazine has just named Full Sail one of the Best Film Programs in the country.

For more information, please visit http://www.fullsail.com.

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