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EAC media communications student lands recording contract

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EAC media communications student lands recording contract

By Aaron Tohtsoni

Thatcher, AZ—After completing EAC’s new course, Recording Techniques for Voice Acting, Pima resident Sandi Leavitt has landed her first audio book recording contract with Cedar Fort Publishing in Utah. Leavitt recently completed narration for the audio book version of, In Love and War, by award-winning novelist Carly Kelly.

“Audio Books have become a mainstay for libraries, travelers, and the visually impaired,” explains EAC Media Communications Department head, David Arond. “Who are these magical voices that bring the authors’ words to life? Most people would assume its Hollywood or Broadway actors. However, with modern recording technology and the Internet, Sandi demonstrates that a great voice talent from the Gila Valley can work in the audio book publishing industry.”

Eastern Arizona College adjunct instructor, Dan Curtis, teaches the class that helped Leavitt break into the business - Recording Techniques for Voice Acting. The class, MDC297B, section #0501, will be offered once again this Spring, on Tuesday evenings from 6-9 p.m. The class covers everything budding talent needs to launch their media careers – recording techniques, voice-acting skills, and job opportunities in the voice acting industry.

Curtis is the General Manager of Radio Station KJIK FM, in Safford, and brings 25 years of experience to the classroom. Another class being taught by Curtis this spring is Audio Production and Editing, MDC160, section #1245, which will meet on Wednesday evenings from 6-9:00 p.m.

For more information or to register for classes, call the Records and Registration Office at (928) 428-8270.