John Krivit Becomes New President of Audio Engineering Society

The Audio Engineering Society is moving forward in exciting and significant new directions – including the appointment of new President, John Krivit. The AES has welcomed John, as he took over the leadership role, from Andres Mayo. Previously, John served as chair, of the AES Education Committee, and is currently an Associate Professor, teaching at Emerson College and Bay State College in Boston.

John was voted President-Elect of the AES, in 2014, and has served on the Executive Committee of the Board of Governors over the last year. Beyond his experience in the studio and classroom, he is known as a tireless connector of the professional audio and education worlds. He is the founder of the Boston Area Definitive Audio Student Summit and of Hey Audio Student, a public Facebook group with more than 8,000 members that chronicles the events, resources and opportunities available to audio students at all levels. Now in his 20 years of teaching, his students have gone on to do award-winning work in all facets of the audio and broadcast industries.

John has already contributed greatly to the efforts of the AES, in his roles as Administrator and Educator, and has been a key part of expanding the ranks of the AES, with the next generation of industry leaders. He has spoken at colleges around the world and has been featured on, and moderated, a number of panel discussions at conventions and conferences. As AES Education Chair, John created events that were instrumental in raising the organisation’s profile, such as, he publicly attended wax cylinder recording sessions with Suzanne Vega and with the US Army West Point Band in partnership with the Edison Historical Site in West Orange, New Jersey.

Andres Mayo will remain on the AES Executive Committee as Past President for the coming year. John noted, “Andres has accomplished so much in his term as AES President setting in motion new financial planning initiatives and communications strategies. As the first Latin-American President of AES, he is a testament to our tremendous growth in that part of the world. I am grateful to stand on the shoulders of all the talented men and women who have preceded me.”

“The AES is an amazing point of connection for all who desire to remain relevant while audio technology moves quickly ahead. The way audio systems are networked and content is streamed and presented in new immersive formats requires practitioners and manufacturers to stay well ahead of the curve. Companies and schools must make sure that their employees and educators can anticipate those changes before they are left behind. In my role as AES President, I am dedicated to our mission of strengthening and expanding our role as a driving force in shaping the future of audio technology,” John concluded.