The participants and aspiring sound engineers, artists and musicians included 6 females and 14 males, with the youngest being 14 years of age.
According to the Department of Youth Affairs and Sports (DYAS), the webinar presenters were certified local engineer Chaurbin Smith and Home Grown Studio's Brent D. R. Hoyte, a well-known music teacher.
“This is the first webinar of its kind being held in the BVI,” DYAS officer Mr Eustace C. Freeman aka ‘Boss’ told Virgin Islands News Online.
Mr Freeman said the information was well received, adding that the interaction where several questions were asked during the question and answer segment of the hour and a half long webinar was an indicator of that.
“This webinar was very important as we move towards artistry being a viable career in the BVI. We see an increase in the number of young people being interested in the music industry and so understanding sound is an instrumental part of pursuing a career in the music industry.
“We were pleased to have musicians, artists, producers and aspiring engineers participating in the webinar,” Mr Freeman said.
He also said DYAS will continue to host programmes to aid the development of the territory’s young people within the areas of their interest.
Brent D. R. Hoyte, right, a well-known music teacher, delivers his presentation at the Audio Engineering webinar facilitated by the Department of Youth Affairs and Sports on Saturday, November 21, 2020.
From left: Raul R. Sprauve aka ‘Juggo’, Brent D. R. Hoyte, Chaurbin Smith and Eustace C. Freeman aka ‘Boss’ at the Audio Engineering webinar on Saturday, November 21, 2020.
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