ARIA winning producer joins ANU

ARIA winning record producer and engineer has joined the ANU School of Music as a visiting fellow. Photo by Stuart Hay, ANU.

ARIA winning record producer and engineer who’s helped bands such as Cold Chisel, AC/DC, INXS, Divinyls and Australian Crawl, Mark Opitz, has joined the ANU School of Music as a visiting fellow.

“I know it sounds like a cliché but my career has been so varied and full of rewarding experiences, so it’s great to be able to give some of that knowledge back,” Mr Opitz says.

“The School of Music has the capacity to produce world-class performances. We need to learn from every side of music, because it’s a universal language.”

Associate Prof Samantha Bennett, the School’s Music Technology convener, says the school felt extremely lucky to be working with one of Australia’s top record producers.

“Mark not only has an unparalleled record in professional record production, but he is also an excellent educator. We’re all very excited to be working with him in the School’s new recording studio,” she says.


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