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Mark Drews

University of Stavanger, Stavanger, Norway
Director of Music Production & Recording Studies
Stavanger NORWAY
Since 1996, Mark Drews has been the program leader of music production and recording studies at the University of Stavanger in Norway. A member of the AES Education committee, he has been involved with AES education and student activities for over two decades. In 2010, he helped reactivate the Norwegian AES section where he is board member and section treasurer.  He was elected to the AES Board of Governors in 2014.

An AES member since 1981, his professional recording career began in 1983 recording music for the Norwegian Broadcasting Company (NRK) in Bergen. From 1984 through 1995, he was senior audio engineer/lecturer at the Syracuse University School of Music and an active independent recording engineer and musician in Central New York. During this period, he also authored and published two editions of New Ears: The Audio Career & Education Handbook.

In 1993-1994 he was a Fulbright senior research fellow, returning to Norway to establish the program he's led for the last 25 years. In 2006-2007, he was a researcher at the Banff Centre's music and sound department in Canada and a visiting scholar at the University of Michigan's School of Music. During the 2021-22 academic year, he will be investigating the current status of graduate audio education.

In addition to the AES, Mark has been a member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and the Society of Professional Audio Recording Services. He is also on the board of the Norwegian Institute for Recorded Sound. A professional bassist, he has performed with Stavanger Big Band since 2001.
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