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The newly reorganized Media Production Department (MPD), housed in the Plaut-Kimball Recording Studios in Sprague Hall, is the state-of-the-art audio and video recording department of the Yale School of Music.
The role of the MPD is to provide professional audio and video services to all the constituents of the School of Music: students, faculty, alumni, and guest artists.
Operated by professional audio and video engineers and producers, supplemented by student workers, the MPD provides services including recording, producing, editing, and creation of original work. The department produces live streams of concerts, edited performance recordings for dissemination through on-demand streaming or other means of dissemination (HD media files), produces informational pieces for promotion of the School, and other audio/video activities upon request.
With two state of the art facilities, Plaut-Kimball Recording Studios in Sprague Hall and the Orchestra Rehearsal Room in the Adams Center for Musical Arts (to open September 2016) as well as access to Woolsey Hall, Sudler Hall, and other facilities through portable equipment, the MPD has professional capabilities to create high quality audio and video projects equal to any studio in the world.
In addition, the MPD provides training in audio and video recording to students of the School of Music, encouraging them to utilize the audio and video equipment available in the Adams Center for Musical Arts and through personal computers and software.