During a Maymester 2016 study abroad course titled “Music Product Design, Development and Marketing,” Assistant Professor of Entertainment Industry Studies Dr. Sarita Stewart, Associate Professor of Physics Dr. Scott Hawley and a group of Belmont students toured the Neumann facility in Berlin, Germany. Neumann is a worldwide leading manufacturer of studio microphones. Wolfgang Fraissinet, president of Neumann, met with the group and showed them around the facilities.
The Belmont faculty invited Fraissinet to return the favor and visit Belmont if the opportunity arose, and he came to campus this week with Dawn Birr, Neumann’s commercial manager of audio recording. During their visit, the Neumann representatives toured Belmont facilities, and Fraissinet gave a presentation in the Johnson Center large theater on the many innovations the microphone industry has experienced from the dawn of recording to the present day, as well as his perspective on what the future of microphone technology may hold.