An Evening with Shure
When: Tuesday, March 28, 2023
Time: 7:15 pm
Where: Live streamed via YouTube or in-person
University of Rochester
Goergen Hall, Room 101
480 Intercampus Drive
Rochester, New York 14620
PARKING: Starting at 7:00 pm parking is free. Prior to that, people must stop at the information booth and pay a $6.00 fee, then the attendant will direct them to whatever lot the attendant thinks is best. See map below for directions to parking.
Pre-meeting Dinner | 5:00 pm
Beerhead Bar and Eatery
1401 Mount Hope Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620
YouTube Webcast link
About the Event
There is no microphone that is more recognizable than the Shure Unidyne.
Introduced 75 years ago, the engineer responsible for designing this iconic microphone was Benjamin Bauer. Bauer invented the Uniphase principle and pioneered other audio concepts, such as beam-steering and quadraphonic sound.
Julie Snyder, Corporate Librarian and Archivist for Shure Incorporated, will present a retrospective of Mr. Bauer’s work as well as a general history of the company.
Following Ms. Snyder’s presentation, Senior Acoustical Engineer Jason Cillo will discuss recent developments in dynamic and condenser microphone design. A question and answer period will follow each presentation; a method for remote participants to submit questions will be provided.
Julie Snyder is the Corporate Librarian and Archivist for Shure Incorporated, a global audio company that is all about delivering immersive and inspirational sound experiences. Since 2008, she has worked as a solo librarian to provide reference and research assistance to the people who design, manufacture, and sell microphones and other audio products, as well as to all supporting functions throughout the organization, around the world. She is also the managing archivist for the Shure Corporate Archives, which contains products, documents, photos and more, dating from the Company’s founding in 1925. Additionally, her professional mission of connecting people with resources has translated into integrating her services into corporate training and development and employee onboarding, as well as providing leadership in corporate social responsibility efforts. With an MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh, and a BA in Religion, History, and English from Oberlin College, she believes strongly in unlimited lifelong learning, because the world is filled with fascinating things.
Jason Cillo is a Senior Acoustical Engineer and has been at Shure for approximately 5 years now. His primary work at Shure is on design and production support of Dynamic and Condenser Microphones. Jason holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master’s in Acoustics from Penn State University. Jason hails from the Pittsburg Pa. area. He’s a musician, primarily playing guitar, but he also plays bass, drums, keys, and sings.