About Leslie Gaston-Bird

“I am not a woman in audio. I am an audio engineer.
Nor am I a ‘Black-woman-audio-engineer.’
I am an audio engineer who
happens to be a Black woman.

Leslie Gaston-Bird, quoted from Women In Audio.

A Quick Biography

Dr. Leslie Gaston-Bird CAS, MPSE began her term as President of the Audio Engineering Society this year. As Supervising Sound Editor and Re-Recording Mixer, she was also nominated for an MPSE Golden Reel award for Outstanding Achievement in Sound for a Non-Theatrical Feature for her work on Publish or Perish, a dark comedy by David Liban. In addition, Leslie is currently a Senior Lecturer in Sound Recording & Music Production at City, University of London.  She is founder and director of Immersive and Inclusive Audio, CIC, which provides training in Avid Pro Tools and Dolby Atmos certification for underrepresented groups, an initiative which she created as part of her PhD at the University of Surrey. Leslie is author of the books Women in Audio(Routledge) and Math Fundamentals for Audio (A-R Editions). She is a Pro Tools | Dolby Professional Avid Certified Instructor and Dante Level 3 Certified audio engineer specializing in re-recording mixing and sound editing. She is a member of the Recording Academy (The Grammys®), BAFTA, Cinema Audio Society, and Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE). She has worked for National Public Radio (Washington, D.C.), Colorado Public Radio, the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Post Modern Company, and was a tenured Associate Professor at the University of Colorado Denver. 

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