Latest Event Updates
The dates for the 23rd AudioMasters are now May 20-21, 2021.
Sadly, current and anticipated restrictions and limitations in player capacities, physical interaction, support staffing and facility usage have made it impossible for the Harpeth Hills Golf Course to host the AudioMasters as we know and love the event in 2020. Consideration of alternative venues and event formats produced no satisfactory options. Sponsorship and player registration payments already received will be applied to the rescheduled event unless otherwise requested.
The Nashville Engineer Relief Fund continues to serve those in the greater Nashville professional audio engineering community as they face times of crisis. NERF will soon announce an online event in development for late July that will give our community an opportunity to interact and provide an avenue for support of NERF.
We look forward to seeing you online in July and on the links next May!
Greetings AudioMasters Participant!
The Nashville Engineer Relief Fund is more relevant than ever. The 23rd Annual AudioMasters WILL happen. In these uncertain times, the debate is when.
The DiGiCo AudioMasters Live and the Westlake Pro AudioMasters were still on the books for May 14 and 15 at Harpeth Hills Golf Course, the course is open under social distancing guidelines, and current Tennessee stay-at-home guidelines are due to expire mid-month. However, we want the AudioMasters to remain the event we all anticipate so eagerly, and not the source of additional stress and uncertainty for all those who participate.
Mindful that travel restrictions and other considerations are varied for many of our participants, and with the safety and health of involved as our utmost concern, the decision has been made to postpone the 2020 AudioMasters Benefit Golf Tournament.
We are in discussions with Harpeth Hills Golf Course and evaluating all of the information we can gather to determine dates in the next few months that offer a high degree of confidence as to their feasibility. We will announce those dates as soon as possible.
Funds already received will be applied to the rescheduled event. We will hold sufficient funds in reserve to fully produce the AudioMasters while continuing to serve the Nashville professional audio community with a hand-up as so many face enormous challenges in this troubled time.
We thank you for your patience and understanding while we all navigate unfamiliar waters together!
Join us for the 23rd Annual AudioMasters Benefit Golf Tournament to benefit the Nashville Engineer Relief Fund on Thursday May 14 and Friday May 15, 2020.
We are back at the scenic Harpeth Hills Golf Course in Nashville, TN. Day One (Thursday May 14) is our “Live Sound Day” and features our engineering friends in the Live Sound industry. Day Two (Friday May 15) is our “Studio Day” and focuses on our Recording Studio community. Both days will include a 4-person scramble, breakfast, and awards receptions following the golf, along with an abundance of treats and beverages along the way.
Thank you for your support of the Nashville Engineer Relief Fund.
From Mike Porter:
“The music industry lost another pioneer this past Sunday. Glenn Snoddy passed away in hospice care. Many of us owe our careers to Glenn who took a chance on so many of us young ‘uns. Glenn went to radio school in the military, later worked at WSM radio and then worked with Owen and Harold Bradley at Bradley’s Recording and Film Studios at the start of Music Row. During his time there he turned an accident in the studio into the Maestro Fuzz Tone pedal that shaped so many songs over the years. Glenn was the recording engineer on Cash’s “Ring of Fire” and he’s also the one who hired Kristofferson to be the custodian and sweep the floors at the studio. He was hired by The Crescent Company to turn the old Woodland Street Theater into one of the largest independent recording studios of its day, Woodland Sound Studios. That’s where many of us got our start in the industry. Glenn turned 96 earlier this month, he was a true Southern Gentleman and we will miss him.”
Visitation and Funeral will be at:
Woodfin Memorial Chapel, Murfreesboro
1488 Lascassas Pike (Hwy. 96)
Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37130
Phone: (615) 893-5151
Visitation will be Thursday, May 24 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM and Friday, May 25 at 1:00PM prior to the service. Service will be May 25 at 2:00 PM.
The family has requested that memorial donations be made to the Nashville Engineer Relief Fund by going to http://www.theaudiomasters.org and clicking on the ‘Donate’ link.
The stated goal of this fund is “to allow financial assistance…for individuals in our (engineering) community who, through illness and tragic circumstances, are unable to practice their profession or face other serious problems”.
As many of you know, engineer Butch Carr passed away in April 2014 following an extended illness. Butch was one of those who received assistance from MusiCares and Nashville Engineer Relief Fund (NERF) resources. Normally the recipient’s names are not released except in cases as this one. His wife, Denise, reached out to AES Nashville the other day and wants to announce a benefit concert with proceeds going to MusiCares and NERF. The event will be Wednesday, March 25 at 3rd and Lindsley, hosted by Irlene Mandrell and Vanessa Mandrell and will feature Tracy Lawrence, The Beagles, and other guests. Click here for show details, and to purchase tickets!
We extend a big “Thank You!” to the family for their thoughtfulness in assisting with fund raising for these two foundations. NERF is an organization that was founded by AES Nashville to assist engineers with life crisis events. Please feel free to repost this to other interested parties. See you there!