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Audio Students Join Actor Gary Sinise and The Lieutenant Dan Band on Tour to Raise Funds for Veteran

By: The Art Institutes

March 10, 2015

(SCHAUMBURG, IL September 2013) – Audio students at The Illinois Institute of Art – Schaumburg received some real-world experience, assisting Tristan Beache, Academic Department Director of Media Arts, with several high profile recording artists, productions and recordings. Among these productions was a non-profit fundraiser for a severely wounded soldier.

These experiences included working with Todd Kessler, a contestant on The Voice, in a recording session and guest lecture. The students also worked with Gary Sinise & The Lieutenant Dan Band during a rehearsal on campus and were part of the band’s crew at Ravinia Park.

The Illinois Institute of Art – Schaumburg and Tristan Beache donated a sound system and student help to produce a fund-raiser with Katherine McPhee of American Idol and Gary Sinise for veteran Taylor Morris, a quad amputee. This was a unique opportunity for the students to work with high profile performance acts while doing public service. During opportunities such as this, students shoot photos, set up sound, and film. The Gary Sinise Foundation is raising money through concerts and celebrity events to build homes for severely wounded vets. Students had a direct impact on helping raise funds for Taylor Morris.

Pictured in the photo from L-R: Troy Gray*, Gary Sinise, Cory Etter*, Evan Steinberg*, Kyle Soeprasetyo*, Curtis Williams*, Anthony Swigon*, Athena von Perbandt**, and Tristan Beache, Academic Department Director of Media Arts. *Student in the Bachelor of Science in Audio Production degree program **Student in the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Photography degree program

The Illinois Institute of Art – Schaumburg is part of The Art Institutes (www.artinstitutes.edu), a system of more than 50 schools located throughout North America. The Art Institutes schools provide an important source of education for design, media arts, fashion and culinary professionals. Several institutions of The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. See aiprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

By: The Art Institutes

March 10, 2015