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Alex Kirt

Alex Kirt

Email

Office

105 Wells Hall

Phone

660.562.1631

Joined Northwest in 2017


Assistant Professor


Education

  • Master of Fine Arts; Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2015
  • Bachelor of Arts; Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2012
  • Associate of Arts; Shawnee Community College, 2011

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Audio
  • Advanced Audio Post
  • Media Business & Entrepreneurship
  • Radio Practicum
  • Advanced Radio Practicum
  • Advanced Audio Music
  • Audio Tech & Recording
  • Sound Design & Aesthetics

Academic Interests

  • Audio Engineering
  • Audio Production
  • Audio Mastering
  • Sound for Films
  • Sound Art
  • Sound Installations
  • Live Sound
  • Acoustic Ecology
  • Sound Theory
  • Surround Sound
  • Stereo Mixing
  • Music Recording
  • Audio Documentary
  • Analog and Digital Sound Recording
  • Sound Recording History
  • Music Archives
  • Sound Recording Preservation
  • Sound Recording Restoration
  • Community Radio Stations

Scholarly Activity

  • Founder / Lead Archivist / Lead Preservationist of the Southern Illinois Music Archive
  • Essays and Reviews Published in the Journal of Radio and Audio
  • Association of Recorded Sound Collections, Presenter, How Archiving Challenges of the Past Can Be Used to Shape Future Approaches, ARSC 2019 Conference, Portland, Oregon

 

  • HearNow! Festival of Audio Arts, Performance/Installation, The Gatlingophone, Kansas City, Missouri

Student Group Advisement

  • KLZX 106.7FM
  • Northwest Sessions

Other Professional Experiences

  • Sound Recording Engineer
  • Mixing Engineer
  • Mastering Engineer Music Producer
  • Songwriter
  • Touring Musician