On September 21 and 22, radio producer Erica Heilman will offer a two-day introduction to digital audio editing. Read more for details.

This two-day workshop offers participants an introduction to the techniques of digital audio editing. On the first day, participants will receive a quick course in recording technique and then hit the streets of Middlebury to conduct short interviews. Back in the classroom, these recordings will be used as raw material to edit together short audio pieces. By the end of two days, attendees will have the skills to begin working on their own sound stories at home.

This workshop is intended for students, community members, staff members of non-profit cultural, community, and social-service agencies, as well as professional researchers interested in learning more about digital audio editing. No editing experience is required, but participants should be confident computer users. The workshop is taught on Macintosh computers, using a digital editing program called Soundtrack Pro. The fundamental skills developed will be transferable to any audio editing platform.

Instructor Erica Heilman is an award-winning radio producer. Her work has aired on NPR’s Day to Day, Hearing Voices, KQED San Francisco, WGBH Boston, VPR, and other public radio affiliates nationwide. Erica also offers deep experience incorporating audio editing and production within an educational setting, having worked with high school students as a part of Vermont Folklife Center’s Youth Radio Vermont program.

Registration forms and tuition information are available on line at or by calling (802) 388-4964. All workshops are held in the Vermont Folklife Center headquarters at 88 Main Street in downtown Middlebury.