East End Arts Opens Recording Studio in Riverhead

The Jesse F. Sherman Recording Studio at East End Arts
The Jesse F. Sherman Recording Studio at East End Arts, Photo: Jim Lennon

Ever dream of creating a professional quality podcast? How about recording your music? You’re in luck.

In their continuing efforts to promote and support the arts on the East End of Long Island, Riverhead-based East End Arts is opening a brand new recording studio, the Jesse F. Sherman Recording Studio at East End Arts, with a special ribbon cutting ceremony this Friday, April 21 from 1–3 p.m. The event—on the second floor of the EEA Carriage House behind the East End Arts School, at 141 E. Main Street in Riverhead—is open to the public, and refreshments will be served.

This brand new studio is a fantastic community resource that will make recording sessions available for musicians, students, educational programs and more. Guests at Friday’s ribbon cutting ceremony will enjoy a demonstration, talk with the sound engineer Noah Gorman, and lessons about the studio’s equipment and capabilities.

Dedicated to the memory of musician and student Jesse F. Sherman and funded in part by The Joel Foundation, the Jesse F. Sherman Recording Studio at East End Arts is a fully functional recording facility, consisting of a control room, isolation booth and live room large enough for a small orchestra. East End Arts’ Midas Venice 24 mixing console has excellent analog to digital conversion quality and interfaces with a new iMac computer equipped with the industry standard Protools recording software. It also features a full range of quality microphones and outboard gear to suit anyone’s needs. As business increases, the studio will continue to expand its arsenal of gear to be as capable and up to date as possible.

“Our recording studio will be a great resource for student, emerging and established musicians to take their talents and career to the next level with a professional recording of their work for promotion, sales, for themselves and more,” EEA Education Director Diane Giardi explains, adding, “Our rates will be very affordable in an effort to make the recording studio accessible to all. We are pleased to offer this opportunity to the many musicians—budding and professional—across Long Island.”

Giardi points out that the recording studio would not have been possible without “a vision, funds, time and expertise.” These things came from the Joel Foundation’s funding, design by Bill Sperls, and setup and organization from sound engineer Noah Gorman, who will run it. She also thanked Jesse F. Sherman’s mother, Paulette Sherman, and her family—who donated items from Jesse’s recording studio—and the Town of Riverhead, which she says was totally dedicated to the project. “We are so grateful to everyone involved in making this a reality,” Giardi says.

To book time in the Jesse F. Sherman Recording Studio at East End Arts or for questions about the ribbon cutting ceremony, contact Giardi at 631-369-2171 or [email protected].

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