Michael Fleming

Professor

Michael Fleming
615-898-2029
Room 259, John Bragg Media and Entertainment Building (BRAGG)
MTSU Box 21, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information

  • M.M., McGill University (2001)
  • B.A., Carleton College, MN (1994)

Areas of Expertise

Digital Audio Technology
Mastering
Techniques of Recording
Critical Listening
Classical Music Production

Biography

Michael holds a Masters of Music in Sound Recording degree from McGill University's Tonmeister program (Montreal, Canada). While an undergraduate at Carleton College (Northfield, Minnesota), Michael was an active orchestral violinist and chamber musician as well as a theatrical designer and performer. After receiving an honors degree in physics, he traveled to England on a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship to participate in acoustical research at the University of Bath and to study classical music ...

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Michael holds a Masters of Music in Sound Recording degree from McGill University's Tonmeister program (Montreal, Canada). While an undergraduate at Carleton College (Northfield, Minnesota), Michael was an active orchestral violinist and chamber musician as well as a theatrical designer and performer. After receiving an honors degree in physics, he traveled to England on a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship to participate in acoustical research at the University of Bath and to study classical music recording in collaboration with the BBC, EMI, Decca and others. From 1996 to 1999, Michael was the associate producer of WGBH (Boston) Radio's "Classical Performances," a daily program that featured live studio recitals and original Boston-area concert recordings. He has received awards for production excellence from the Massachusetts Broadcasters Association and the National Federation of Community Broadcasters. For several years, he was heard regularly as a voice talent on Public Radio International's news program "The World." As a staff engineer for the Boston Symphony Orchestra's Tanglewood Music Center, Michael has recorded and mixed performances by artists and ensembles ranging from Diana Krall and Tony Bennett to violinist Gil Shaham, the Emerson String Quartet and the Boston Pops. His production credits as engineer and/or producer also include work with the German Youth Symphony Orchestra under Kurt Masur, the Boston Lyric Opera, the Boston Chamber Music Society, the McGill Chamber Orchestra, the New York Collegium, the Handel and Haydn Society and many others. He has recorded and produced public radio features on numerous musical events and festivals, including Summerfest La Jolla, the Newport Music Festival, the Rockport Chamber Music Festival and the Boston Early Music Festival. Michael has also been an audio engineering staff member at the Aspen Music Festival, the Interlochen Center for the Arts, and he recently supervised the live sound reinforcement for the North Carolina School of the Arts’ "Illuminations Summer Festival" on Roanoke Island. From 2001 to 2004, Michael served on the faculty of the Hayes School of Music at Appalachian State University (Boone, NC), where he designed and installed the audio systems infrastructure for a new three-room recording studio, taught audio production and played fiddle in the Celtic band Sunday’s Well. Michael joined the faculty at MTSU in the fall of 2004. Michael is a member of the Audio Engineering Society and the national music honor society Pi Kappa Lambda.

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