Tommy Joe Anderson (Recording Engineer & Scheduling) holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from Shenandoah Conservatory of Music and the Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in Composition from West Virginia University. He is Professor Emeritus at Perimeter College/Georgia State University (retired 2004) where he taught Piano, Music Theory and Composition from 1976-2004. He is a past president of the Georgia Music Teachers Association, a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, The Recording Academy®, the Southeastern Composers League and the National Association of Composers-USA. Anderson is one of the engineers for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Master Season Broadcast Series, and he is also the producer of the Atlanta Music Scene heard weekly and the Spivey Soiree Series heard each fall over Atlanta’s WABE FM 90.1. As a recording engineer and producer, Dr. Anderson’s work has been favorably reviewed in Fanfare, American Record Guide, The Atlanta Audio Society Newsletter, Atlanta 30306 and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He won the 1990 National Public Radio Lucien Wulsin Award for the Best National Performance-Small Ensemble for his recording of the King’s Singers at Atlanta’s Symphony Hall. During the Atlanta Olympics, he was the recording engineer for Performance Today’s CD Spirit of ’96. His record label (ACA Digital Recording) now has over 100 releases of classical chamber music, solo recitals, choral works and traditional jazz being distributed nationally by Albany Music Distributors with downloads distributed through The Orchard. The Shenandoah University Alumni Association awarded Dr. Anderson the 2016 Distinguished Alumnus Award-Lifetime Achievement.
Fred Horton (Recording Engineer & Digital Editor), also a musician, majored in Electrical Engineering and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Science degree from Johns Hopkins University. Horton is one of the engineers and provides post-production for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Master Season Broadcast Series and the Spivey Soiree Series heard over Atlanta’s WABE FM 90.1.
Fyodor Cherniavsky (Producer and A&R) was born in London, England and is an Associate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He currently serves as Broadcast Recording Producer of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for its national and local concert broadcasts. He is a producer for ASO Media, and has produced recordings for ACA Digital Recording, Albany Records, MSR Classics and Telarc International. Mr. Cherniavsky specializes in classical and contemporary music and has produced CDs for a variety of mediums, including the symphony orchestra, piano solo, instrumental chamber music, children’s and adult chorus, and vocal solo. In addition to his work as a producer, Mr. Cherniavsky is also an orchestral conductor with extensive experience in the orchestral, choral and operatic genres. He is a member of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. Currently, he is also the Music Director and Conductor of the DeKalb Symphony Orchestra. www.cherniavsky.com
Richard Rogers has served as recording engineer for Perimeter College/Georgia State University’s Department of Fine Arts since 2005. He has also served on the college’s adjunct music faculty as an instructor of low brass and brass ensemble. Mr. Rogers received his BM in Music Education from Georgia State University and is a bass trombonist with the DeKalb Symphony Orchestra. He has also performed with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Atlanta Sacred Chorale. He serves as Orchestra Director for Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church and is the staff trombonist and personnel manager for The GPC Theatre Guild. Richard is co-owner of Atlanta Harp Rental and served for 24 years as Manager of the DeKalb Symphony Orchestra.
Lou Simmons is a pianist, composer and performs with The Spies of Life. He has engineered concert recordings of chamber music, choral and orchestral repertoire as well as solo recitals for NPR, APM, WABE and Public Radio Partnership. He specializes in programs that include sound reinforcement, audio for video and spoken word.
John Tyler, owner of RM Audio LTD, is one of the most experienced engineers in Atlanta. He is a guitarist, composer and currently performs with The Spies of Life. He has more than 25 years experience as an audio-technician and recording engineer dealing with a wide range of performers from large choral and orchestral ensembles to solo recitals and production shows. From 1986 – 2006, he was an Audio Instructor at the Art Institute of Atlanta where he developed their Concert Production Workshops. As an Audio Engineer and Live Sound/Event Mixer, he has worked with such artists as James Brown, Indigo Girls, Neville Bros., Charlie Daniels and has recorded on-site for NPR/WABE’s The Spoke Word Series. He also holds a degree in Business Administration. http://rmaudio.net/
Other ACA Staff:
Julie Taylor Fitzgerald (Art Director) has been working with ACA for more than 15 years designing and overseeing the label’s graphics. A graduate of Florida State University, Julie studied graphic design at Fairfield University in Connecticut and the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Among her honors are the PIAG Print Excellence Award and the Columbus Gold Addy Award. She has worked with clients from diverse industries – ranging from The Ritz Carlton’s luxury hotels and Aflac to healthcare, non-profits and educational institutions, producing marketing and sales collateral. She is also an experienced photographer. www.juliefitz.com
Kathleen Karcher (Licensing Specialist), studied classical piano from a young age. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a minor in Music from William Paterson University. Kathleen served as Permissions Manager for the Essex Entertainment and the Moss Music Group, later working in sales and distribution for One World Records and Albany Music Distributors. She launched Licensing Associates in 1994, specializing in music licensing for independent producers. Her clients include ACA Digital Recording, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, MSR Music LLC, Squires Productions, Telarc International, Walton Music Corp., the United States Air Force Academy Band, and others. Her services are in demand throughout the Globe from major state, National and International Music Conventions. email@example.com