Camarillo, Calif., Nov. 20, 2012 – CSU Channel Islands (CI) invites the public and campus community to a moderated discussion with legendary, GRAMMY® Award-winning engineer and producer Geoff Emerick, best-known for his work with The Beatles.  The free event will be held Thursday, Nov. 29, at 3 p.m. in the Grand Salon on the CI campus.  Online reservations are required at http://go.csuci.edu/geoffemerick.

Emerick’s appearance is part of an ongoing Beatles Guest Artist Series hosted by CI’s Art and Performing Arts Program and created by Dr. Paul Murphy as part of his PAMU/ART 231 course, “The Beatles: Music, Fashion and Culture.”  Each semester, Murphy brings in guest artists who have worked with the Fab Four to share their stories, insights, experience and advice with students and the community.  The series is sponsored through support from student Instructionally Related Activities funds; the event’s additional sponsors are CI’s Art and Performing Arts Programs and the Martin V. Smith School of Business & Economics.  Previous guests have included guitarist Laurence Juber and Beatles tribute band Paperback Writer.

Emerick is a four-time GRAMMY® Award-winning engi¬neer and producer.  He began working as an assistant engineer in London’s EMI stu¬dio in 1962, at age 15.  In 1966, he became the Beatles’ senior engineer and right-hand man to producer George Martin.  Together, they record¬ed some of the Beatles’ most innovative and popular albums, including “Revolv¬er,” “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” “Magical Mystery Tour,” “The Beatles” (a.k.a., “The White Album”) and “Abbey Road.”  Emerick pio¬neered many recording techniques that are still commonly used today.  In 1969, he was hired directly by the Beatles and their Apple Corps Ltd. company and put in charge of constructing a new state-of-the-art recording studio.  His post-Beatles career includes working with Paul McCartney, Elvis Costello, Supertramp, Cheap Trick, Jeff Beck and many others.

Guests should RSVP online at http://go.csuci.edu/geoffemerick. Limited parking is available on campus with the purchase of a $6 daily permit; follow signs to the parking permit dispensers.  Free parking is available at the Camarillo Metrolink Station/Lewis Road parking lot in Camarillo with bus service to and from the campus.  Riders should board the CI Vista Bus to the campus; the cash-only fare is $1.25 each way.  Buses arrive and depart from the Camarillo Metrolink Station every 30 minutes from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday.  For exact times, check the schedule at www.goventura.org

Persons who, because of a special need or condition, would like to request an accommodation should contact Disability Resource Programs at 805-437-3331 or email accommodations@csuci.edu as soon as possible but no later than five business days before the event, so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

For more information, contact Dr. Paul Murphy, Music Lecturer, at paul.murphy@csuci.edu or 310-804-3581; or Jodi Delmonte, Faculty Support Assistant, at jodi.delmonte@csuci.edu or 805-437-3517.

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