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Recording Audio for Oral History and Ethnography

  • Vermont Folklife Center 88 Main Street Middlebury, VT, 05753 United States (map)

Audio is a powerful medium for capturing human experience and human expression. In the context of cultural sustainability efforts, audio is an extremely useful tool for documenting local knowledge, exploring values and perceptions, and building resources for understanding and supporting cultural practices.

In this workshop, led by Andy Kolovos, VFC Director of Archives and Research, attendees will receive a thorough introduction to the fundamentals of digital audio, types of common field-recording microphones, and the use of digital audio recorders. The workshop includes hands-on exercises with equipment in an actual interview setting. In addition to the use of this equipment, we will also cover the selection and purchase of audio recording equipment and Android and iOS recording apps.

Cost $95

Registration: Attendance is limited to 14 participants. The registration deadline is April 20. Register by calling (802) 388-4964, by sending email to, or by mailing the registration form available on the Vermont Folklife Center website.

Contact: Vermont Folklife Center

Earlier Event: May 17
Ross Gay
Later Event: May 18
Reeve Lindbergh