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Wednesday, October 20 • 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Harlem School Of The Arts’ New Performance Venue A Multi-Faceted Educational Gem

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The Harlem School of the Arts (HSA) has been a mecca for art, music, and dance students to explore for over fifty years. When Grammy winning musician/label exec/philanthropist, Herb Alpert learned HSA faced serious financial difficulties, he had the Herb Alpert Foundation fund ‘The Renaissance Project,’ a $9.5 million-dollar renovation to enable HSA to meet the needs of Harlem’s next generation of artists and performers. Imrey Studio LLC, founder/architect Celia Imrey was retained to lead the physical and aesthetic re-design. This panel will discuss the creative goals and solutions devised to turn an outdated “Brutalist Design” building into a welcoming, performance venue.

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John M. Storyk

Founding Partner, WSDG
Since graduating from Princeton as an architect in 1968, and co-founding WSDG (Walters-Storyk Design Group) with his wife, Beth Walters in 1986, John Storyk has been involved with the design of over 3500 recording studios, corporate conference rooms, performance venues, broadcast... Read More →

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Herb Alpert

Herb Alpert, is a Grammy-winning recording artist, label exec musician/ philanthropist, and co-founder with his wife, Lani Hall, of the Herb Alpert Foundation.  With five No. 1 albums, nine Grammy Awards, and over 72 million worldwide record sales, Herb Alpert is the only musician to hit No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 pop chart as both a vocalist  (“This Guy’s In Love with You,”) and an instrumentalist (“Rise.”)  Following... Read More →

Celia Imrey

Principal Designer/Director, Imrey Studio
Celia Imrey  has been principal designer/director of Imrey Studio LLC, design practice for almost 20 years. Her experience includes work for I. M. Pei, William McDonough and Partners, and Pei Cobb Freed & Partners. She has taught architectural design at Barnard College for 12 years... Read More →
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Joshua Morris

Partner/COO, WSDG
Joshua Morris graduated from the University of North Carolina in Charlotte with two Degrees, a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture and a Bachelor of Architecture. A love of music led him to seek a combination of architecture and acoustics, beginning with his thesis on acoustics. Morris... Read More →
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PK Pandey

Founder, AVN Systems
PK Pandey is founder of Guitar Center’s GCPro B2B division which eventually grew into a $60+ million division, Pandy is a partner in Symphonic Acoustics and owner of Boston’s Mad Oak Studios.  In 2019 he joined with Dr. Peter D’ Antonio and WSDG Founding Partner John Story... Read More →

Federico Petrone

Buenos Aires-Based Sr. Systems Designer, WSDG
Federico Petrone earned Degrees in Contemporary Music and Audiovisual Communications in Argentina. He served as lead audio engineer for Disney Cruise Lines and joined WSDG in 2007 as Audiovisual Systems Designer/Chief Installer. His assignments have taken him to projects around the... Read More →

Eric Pryor

President, Harlem School of the Arts
Since joining HSA in 2015, Pryor has led a world-class team in strengthening the institution’s financial position, increasing its presence in the community, and establishing partnerships with leading arts organizations.  He is an accomplished nonprofit executive, creative arts... Read More →

Wednesday October 20, 2021 5:00pm - 6:30pm EDT
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