SAE Institute Announces Industry Legends to Attend 2011 NAMM Conference

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12th January 2011

SAE Institute Announces Industry Legends to Attend

2011 NAMM Conference

New York, New York (January X, 2011)SAE Institute - the leading international school for creative media education today announced the three participants who they will be sending to the prestigious NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Conference this year held in Carlsbad, California on January 13th. All three individuals, impressive in their own right through varied experience, together will establish SAE as the leading authority in audio, video, film, games, and animation engineering.

Included in the list of presenters is world-famous, award-winning producer and Campus Director of SAE Institute Atlanta, Scott Kieklak who has worked with artists including Beyonce, Busta Rhymes, Wyclef Jean, Usher, Missy Elliot, Ludacris, Ginuwine, Ghost Face, Monica and Lil' Kim.

Keiklak will be joined by SAE Institute New York Professor Michael White whose resume boasts collaborations with Electric Lady Studios, Right Track Recording and Sirius Satellite Radio as well as some of the biggest names from both jazz to rock in his credentials.

Third on the roster is industry legend and Professor at SAE Institute Nashville, Alan Shacklock, who has been working as producer, engineer and musician in the industry since the 1960s with impressive names including Meat Loaf, Roger Daltrey, Chesney Hawkes, and Sir Andrew Lloyd-Webber on his production credit list.

During the three day conference, SAE Institute will take part in the conference’s “Boot Camp Day” – which offers an array of basic courses designed to provide foundation-level instruction in music technology and business. In this section of the program, SAE will be leading the two core sessions in “Hardware Recording Basics” and “Software Recording Basics” – both of which are geared towards industry professionals and provide expertise and insight into the cutting edge of hardware and software advancements available today. Within this program seminar, SAE professors will be walking attendees through the best of the best resources available giving anyone the opportunity to take the lead in their field.

SAE Institute is thrilled to be part of such a prestigious industry event and showcase three highly talented individuals from our own faculty,” stated SAE Institute Group Inc. President, Marco Bettelli.Scott, Alan and Michael have proven to be outstanding leaders both in their respective industries but also as educators for the students they teach and we at SAE are proud to be represented by all of them at the conference.

For more information about SAE’s attendance at NAMM this year please call 212.584.4328.

About SAE Institute

Founded in Sydney Australia, 1976, SAE Institute has campuses in 54 cities across the globe and is a leading international provider of audio engineering, animation, multimedia and film production courses.  By providing hands on tuition along with access to the very latest state-of-the-art equipment in a practical, real world setting, SAE ensures students’ knowledge and skill levels are relevant to industry expectations.  SAE currently has schools in New York City, Nashville, San Francisco, Miami, Atlanta and Los Angeles with plans to expand to several other US cities near term.  Please visit for more information on USA campuses. 

About NAMM

NAMM – The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is the non for profit association that unifies, leads and strengthens the international musical instruments and products industry. NAMM’s activities and programs are designed to promote music making to people of all ages. NAMM is compromised of approximately 9,000 Member companies. For more information about NAMM or the proven benefits of making music, interested parties can visit or call 800- 767-NAMM (6266).