Alan Bise, USA Alan Bise has served as Classical Producer for Azica Records for 12 years, and is the owner of Thunderbird Records, dedicated to releasing musical works of contemporary American Indians. Thunderbird's catalog includes artists such as the San Francisco Symphony and Chorus, and the string quartet ETHEL. He is in demand as a producer for many labels and clients across the world. Known for helping to create exciting and passionate projects, Mr. Bise has produced records that have received Grammy Nominations, Latin Grammy Nominations, Nammy Nominations and appeared on the Billboard Classical Chart and Amazon Best Sellers list. He is also committed to new audience development and created and produced "Offbeat," a successful radio show that gives listeners an inside look in the world of classical music in a unique manner.

A graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music, Mr. Bise has produced records for Azica, Naxos, Albany/Troy, EMI/Universal, Summit, AEON, Crystal, CRI, Walden, Skarbo, and Nuscope. He serves as Broadcast Producer and Director of Audio for the Cleveland International Piano Competition, the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival (Blue Hill, ME) and the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival (Burlington, VT.) In 2009 he was appointed to summer faculty of the Interlochen Arts Academy.

After spending summers working at the Aspen Music Festival and the Tanglewood Music Festival, Mr. Bise began his career in Dallas working at TM Century, Inc., the nations leading provider of broadcast services. There, he rose to the rank of senior mastering engineer where he was responsible for products reaching over 4,000 stations worldwide. Clients included ABC Radio Networks and Casey Kasems American Top 40.

In 1999 he returned to Cleveland where he was appointed Director of Audio Services at the Cleveland Institute of Music and a faculty member in the Audio Recording Degree Program.

He has been invited to lecture on the business of recording at the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, the National Flute Association Convention, the American Harp Society Conference, and the Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival.

Mr. Bise is a member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, the Latin Recording Academy, the Native American Music Awards, and the Audio Engineering Society.

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