Walter Clissen has 25+ years of experience in all aspects of the audio world. Born in Belgium and working in venues and studios all over Europe, he moved to Los Angeles, CA where he established a very successful professional career as an engineer and producer. Walter’s international professional endeavors as Producer, Recording Engineer, Live Sound Engineer, Sound Designer, and Audio Post Production include recent new Classical, Latin, and Christmas albums by international recording artist Jose Feliciano, surround audio mixes on the Blu-ray release ‘Live in Tel Aviv, Israel’ and the Classical album ‘Mozart Castrato Arias’; post-production work on independent movie releases and sound designs that have been heard internationally in Theatre and Opera houses, including Stephen Schwartz’s new musical ‘My Fairy Tale’.

Walter received his BFA from the Higher Institute of Theatre and Culture Spreading in Brussels, Europe, and MFA equivalency in CA, USA. His academic career includes teaching several audio courses, workshops, and lectures at Maine Media Workshops in Rockport, ME, at UCLA, CSU Fresno, PCPA in Santa Maria, CA; University of Kent, UK; Amsterdam School of the Arts, in Europe as well as positions as an assistant professor at the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ; the University of South Carolina, SC and associate professor audio engineering, live sound technology, and audio post-production at NESCom, Husson University, ME. He also presented sound design papers at the Prague Quadrennial in 2011 in Prague and is a Specialist member of the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic & Vocational Qualifications. Currently, Walter teaches courses and writes curriculum at Musician’s Institute in Hollywood CA, and teaches online courses at various colleges in Europe.

Workshop Teaching Philosophy:

Actively interweaving my professional and academic careers is a key component of my passion to stay accurate in the field of audio. I believe that a collaborative learning environment with hands-on teaching components provides exciting opportunities for teaching, exploring current trends in all forms of audio technology, innovation, and leadership. Docendo Discimus.

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