Wednesday, July 24, 2013

F.I.R.S.T. Institute Faculty Spotlight - Earl Hoback

Earl Hoback is not only the Director of Education for F.I.R.S.T. Institute -  he is also the Front of House (FOH) Engineer for the "Blue Man Group" at Universal City Walk. We recently had the chance to catch up with him. 

Watch the interview!  (view video here)
Earl has worked in the digital media industry as an audio engineer, musician, and instrument technician for over 10 years. He has recorded and mixed indie rock groups as well as reinforced them in a live sound environment. 

Hoback has helped fabricate the audio systems for several theme parks, including the Rip Ride Rocket for Universal Studios Orlando Resort. He also has been the front of house engineer and musical instrument technician for "Blue Man Group" Orlando since 2007. Most recently, he assisted with Blue Man’s appearance at the Latin Grammy’s in Las Vegas. Hoback graduated with an A.S. in Recording Arts at the age of 19.

With a 6,300 square foot campus of cutting-edge technology and production equipment, F.I.R.S.T. Institute specializes in offering career-specific training in the Digital Media Industry with a focus on Audio Engineering, Music Production, and Film and Video Production.

Instructors and faculty bring experience from working in the industry at fine companies such as Universal Studios, Orlando Magic, Atlantic Records, EMI, Fox Television, Warner Brothers, U.S. Department of Defense, and Harcourt, as well as with musical artists such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Deep Purple, and the Blue Man Group.

Graduates of F.I.R.S.T. Institute are now successfully employed as professionals in the audio and visual industry at CBS Radio, Disney, Universal Studios, Cox Media, and Clear Channel Communications, just to name a few.

F.I.R.S.T. Institute is located in the heart of the world's favorite vacation destination, Orlando, Florida.

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