IMSTA FESTA Chicago to Return to SAE Institute

The annual celebration of music technology presented by the International Music Software Trade Associate returns to the Chicago campus of SAE Institute located at 820 North Orleans Street on Saturday, July 21, 2018 from 11:00AM – 6:00PM.

Chicago, IL, July 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SAE Institute, a global leader in creative media education, has partnered with the International Music Software Trade Association (IMSTA) once again to host IMSTA FESTA at its Chicago campus located at 820 North Orleans Street on Saturday, July 21, 2018 from 11:00AM – 6:00PM.

IMSTA FESTA is a celebration of music technology that is free to attend and open to the public. The event attracts music makers of all levels and genres, and it offers attendees the opportunity to network with other artists, participate in workshops and panels, and see the latest music technology from some of the largest brands in the industry.

“We are excited to be hosting IMSTA FESTA once again this year,” says James Kapitan, Campus Director at SAE Institute Chicago. “Not only does this event offer our students great networking and learning opportunities, but it also allows us to showcase our campus to the community of music makers.”

Highlighting the event will be the keynote speech at noon delivered by GRAMMY®-winning mix engineer Dave Pensado and Executive Producer Herb Trawick. Pensado is recognized as one of the leading online educators in the audio industry, and he has mix credits that include Michael Jackson, Kelly Clarkson, Beyoncé, Elton John, Christina Aguilera, and more. Trawick’s managerial experience lends to expertise on intellectual property, business affairs, digital media, and more.

Following the keynote will be masterclasses presented by Native Instruments, FabFilter, Celemony, and PreSonus, exploring a range of topics including recording vocals and creating live performances. Throughout the event, product specialists from Avid, Focusrite, Native Instruments, Blue Cat Audio, and many more will demonstrate their latest products and meet with those in attendance to answer questions and offer user tips and tricks.

Admission to IMSTA FESTA Chicago is free with registration at

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IMSTA FESTA, hosted by SAE Institute Chicago, is a celebration of music technology packed with panels, workshops and master classes, song critiques, demonstrations, and more. Hosting industry experts in an environment where music-makers can network, interact, and learn with each other face-to-face, IMSTA FESTA is a free event open to everyone in the music making community; professional and semi-professional musicians, songwriters, music producers, and audio engineers, as well as music students and educators.

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