The 18th ANNUAL VALE MEDIA INDUSTRIES CONFERENCE ’22 was a huge success• Here is the Schedule and Speakers.


SPEAKERS: 2022 Vale Media Industries conference

Schedule subject to change

Have your hearing tested by Speech-Language Pathology students: 10:50-1:00 and 2-3:00 in the Conference Room. Signup sheet in the hallway next to the entrance.

8:45 – 8:55Opening RemarksLVC President MacLaren, Provost Tammaro, VALE Pres. Lexi SeidenstrickerLutz Hall StageOfficial opening of the 18th Annual VALE Media Industries Conference
9:00 – 9:50Music PublishingSherri Mullen, Clare Lee, Pam KeatingChoir / Organ RoomGetting songs published, royalties, and changes in copyright laws
9:00 – 9:50Event ProductionAlly Hepp, Brandon Valentine, Michael Knott, Joe JiorleOrchestra / Band RoomAll that goes into creating and hosting an event, a growth area in employment opportunities
9:00 – 9:50Demonstration: Microphone, Guitar, Amplifier Doug NestlerStudio B
Top Floor
Cool musical instruments for better sound, performance, and recording
10:00 – 10:50Studio Recording: Master PanelShelly Yakus, David Ivory, Derek Euston, Joe TrojcakLutz Hall StageStudio Engineers discuss the recording industry and engineering
11:00 – 11:50Live SoundJohn Uhl, Jesse Kaufmann, Jordan Senkbeil, Kyle Alibrando Choir / Organ RoomWhat goes into sound reinforcement for bands, events, and more
11:00 – 11:50State of the IndustrySally Mattison, Doug Gould, Doug Nestler, Van HostetlerOrchestra / Band RoomCurrent and future trends media creators should be aware of
11:00 – 11:50Indie Movie MakingAJ Nutter, Tony Marion, Sugey Cruz, Chris RuppertRoom 23
(Bottom Floor)
How to find funding and all that goes into creating an independent movie
12:00 – 12:50How To Actually Make Money with Music” 
Shifting your mindset to utilize e-commerce, branding and social media tactics as a musician. 
Jamey McElroy and Athena HiotisChoir / Organ RoomHow to be noticed and market product on social media and other outlets
12:00 – 12:50Making a living as a performerPhil Freeman, Jonny Ross, Ben Guiles, TommyG, Josh Tindall Orchestra / Band RoomWhat it takes to survive as a performing musician
12:00 – 12:50DJ performance and the Latest technology in In-ear MonitoringEvan MacKenzie and SPINSCOTT Studio B
Top Floor
Demo of the only in ear monitor with the ambient mics built right into the earphone 
1:00 – 1:50LunchREVY Award presentation, VALE Artist JAKE! PerformanceMund Lunch Hall
2:00 – 2:50Live MusicJAKE! and Lion Records Artists
Sound by LVC AES
Lutz Hall StageLive music performances featuring artists from Albright College and LVC
3:00 – 4:00Master Keynote SpeakersShelly Yakus Lutz Hall StageTips and stories on finding the perfect sound, creativity, and survival
4:00Final RemarksVALE Pres. Lexi SeidenstrickerLutz Hall StageThank You and see you next year for the 19th Annual VALE Media Industries Conference!

Legendary Recording Engineer Shelly Yakus to Speak at VALE Conference

You’ve heard his work!

Shelly Yakus, the engineer who recorded Tom Petty, John Lennon, Stevie Nicks, and countless others will speak at the VALE Media Industries Conference Saturday November 19. LVC bestowed an honorary doctorate on Mr. Yakus in 2015.

To see his work go to

Read about Shelly

For an video interview with Lucas Gienow ‘ 16, the last time Shelly came to LVC, go to