Monday 08 March 2021
1pm - 2.45pm

Susan Rogers

There are very few people on the planet who have such insight into the working process of a genius. Rogers is one and she’ll be sharing that insight with our students, as well as dipping into her more recent work in academia to look at the function of music.


Susan Rogers holds a doctoral degree in experimental psychology from McGill University, but prior to her career in science, Susan was a multiplatinum-earning record producer, engineer, mixer and audio technician.

She is best known for her work with Prince during the early to mid 80s, working on albums such as Sign O’ the Times, but production and engineering credits also include David Byrne, Barenaked Ladies, The Jacksons, Geggy Tah, Nil Lara, Robben Ford, Tricky, Michael Penn, and Jeff Black.

She is currently a professor in the departments of Music Production & Engineering and Liberal Arts at Berklee College of Music, Boston, where she teaches psychoacoustics, record production and analog recording techniques.

Susan is the director of the Berklee Music Perception and Cognition Laboratory for investigating the influence of musical training on the auditory pathway. She is currently authoring a book on music listening for W. W. Norton, NYC.

Interviewed by Mandy Parnell

Award-winning mastering engineer Mandy has over twenty years of experience as one of the most in-demand mastering engineers on the planet, working with artists such as Jamie XX, Björk and Aphex Twin from her own facility.

You can check out the amazing list of artists Mandy has worked with in her mastering studio, Black Saloon Studios on her website. What’s more, the mastering engineer is hosting a talk during Industry Week – make sure you don’t miss out!

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International Women’s Day

We’re proud to be supporting International Women’s Day by hosting a number of talks on Monday 8 March, celebrating the work of women in the creative industries.