PAMA & Shure Check in with Emma Brooks

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The Professional Audio Manufacturers Alliance (PAMA), in partnership with Shure Incorporated, has been offering the Mark Brunner Professional Audio Scholarship for the past three years. The organizations recently checked in with the program’s first graduate, Emma Brooks, to see what course her career has taken since graduating magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Music Production and Engineering from Berklee College of Music in December 2022.

During her studies at Berklee, Brooks had a two-year internship at Dolby, and was able to use that experience to secure a full-time position at the company. She has relocated to Los Angeles to be part of the Dolby organization. As a member of Dolby’s Music Partnerships team, Brooks leads and manages Dolby’s global music studio onboarding process and provides technical consultation to the music industry in support of content creation best practices and music studio workflows. She collaborates closely with third-party resellers, manufacturer partners, and the creative community to ensure alignment on the ideal design and implementation principles for Dolby Atmos music rooms.

Brooks was given a major boost toward her academic and professional goals as a two-year recipient of the Mark Brunner Professional Audio Scholarship. She notes, “I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to PAMA and Shure for their passion, mentorship, and support over the past two years. The Mark Brunner scholarship is a wonderful way to continue an inspiring legacy of education and advocacy in the professional audio community. Thank you PAMA and Shure for this opportunity, I look forward to following the journeys and careers of future recipients!”

On behalf of PAMA, Chris Regan, chair of the board of directors, stated, “Emma was our very first Mark Brunner Scholarship recipient, and the first to complete her program and enter the professional world. We are extremely proud to see her thriving and claiming a position of responsibility that reflects her dedication to her studies and the ideals that Mark stood for. We wish her all the success in the future!”