Genadi Radiul

Genadi Radiul

A good sense of humor is a very valuable characteristic to have when entering a creative field. Genadi Radiul , Audio Production Instructor , The Art Institute of California—San Diego, a campus of Argosy University

Was there a defining moment when you knew you were destined to become a creative professional?

I was playing for quite a bit before I decided to enroll for a degree at the Vilnius Music Conservatory in Lithuania. It was attending college for jazz music performance that solidified my path.

How do you weave your professional background into the classroom experience?

I try to conduct my classroom as a professional environment. I am professional and I expect students to be the same. One example of this is being on time and completing projects as according to the spec sheets. This may seem like a simple concept, however, if students are conditioned to this in the classroom, the transition to the real world will be easier.

What class assignment exemplifies your approach to teaching and mentoring?

My Composition and Scoring class organically merges my professional background and teaching style. There is a unique balance between the degree of flexibility I allow and adherence to creative requirements. This is an advanced class and students will most often realize their creative potential through the duration of the quarter.

How does collaboration contribute to students’ success—particularly when students from various programs work together?

The collaboration between making music and designing audio is very apparent. So I make sure that a student's collaborative experiences in the classroom will prepare them for the professional world.

What’s the most important thing you impart to students to help them succeed in class and the real world?

You need support. If you have support, you will succeed. Support, as an instructor, means that I am offering my students creative advice and providing tools to help them achieve their goals.

What’s some critical advice you would offer any student embarking on a creative career?

A good sense of humor is a very valuable characteristic to have when entering a creative field.