April 15, 2010

Harbourside IT is welcoming the spring season with some exciting new changes to our staff and facility.

First, we would like to bid a fond farewell to our ART and Music Business Instructor Chris DeMarcus. He’s off to pursue his music craft full time!

On the upside, we are thrilled to introduce you to our new Music Business Instructor Mr. Brian Watson of Maximum Music. Brian is a 20-year veteran of the Music Industry with many accolades to his name including several Juno’s. Brian was also instrumental in the development of the Music Business course at Capilano University.

We are very proud to announce our new course: THE ADVANCED PRODCUTION AND CAREER PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM! This 3 month intensive course is open to all graduates of the HIT AEMP Diploma program. The program includes advanced 200 level Pro Tools certification courses.

Please check out our website or inquire at the office for the July 2010 intake.

HIT’s recording studio has had a comprehensive ProTools upgrade!

The old Pro Tools (7.4) HD3 system with PCI cards has been upgraded to a new Pro Tools (8.03) HD3 system with PCIe cards and the Mac G5 has been replaced with a new MacPro 2.66GHZ Quad computer – 8 GB of RAM.

We have also acquired 2x Technics SL1200 M3D turntables and a Pioneer DJM 400 2 channel mixer.

Harbourside IT’s Registrar – Producer/Songwriter Tony Rudner has been in the studio with country singer Bobbi Smith tracking new songs for release this summer. Working with top Vancouver session players – Robbie Steininger, Brian Newcombe Randall Stoll and Darryl Havers as well as Nashville session musicians extraordinaie, Jonathan Yudkin and Russ Pahl…

Our Post Audio instructor, Ken Cade is currently working on the sound design for a “Disney” movie.

HIT students and graduates contributed at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games.

10 HIT students assisted Steel Productions, Edgewater Casino, and Northern Star events to host a complex entertainment schedule for the Winter Olympic games.

500 Performers were showcased in an amazing outdoor setting at the Edgewater Celebration Village.

Harbourside IT Students and graduates worked as, stage, lighting and live sound technicians throughout the Olympic games.

These students helped create a very successful venue that saw up to 190,000 visitors per day. Organizers of the event were highly impressed with the level of Harbourside students’ knowledge, efficiency and enthusiasm.