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“A lot of people provide opportunities, but they don’t always provide the opportunity that changes your life; UIC did that for me.”
Touring with major-label bands and recording albums in a Los Angeles studio sound like exciting gigs for an aspiring sound engineer. Mark Blewett (BS ’14) had amassed these kinds of experiences, but, five years into his fast-tracked career, found himself at a crossroads: he landed a lucrative sound engineering job with the Grant Park Symphony Orchestra and still wasn’t convinced he had reached the pinnacle of his career. “I loved working in a technical field—I was constantly learning—but I was often thinking about the future of audio and all the problems that still needed to be addressed,” he said. Feeling a strong calling to contribute technical solutions to those problems, Blewett decided to return to school. A husband and father,…
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