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Ten theater students attended master classes of the U.S. Institute of Theatre Technology for the Southeast Section.

The classes were Sept. 10-12 at Middle State Tennessee University in Murfreesboro, Tenn.Students who participated were freshmen Mike Morde, Amanda Beck, Jeff Costello and Chris Hoyt; sophomores Dawn Wunderlich, Robbie Terhune and Alexis Scott Tribble; junior Andrea Berkey; and seniors Granger Roseberry and Lara Southerland.

Instructors teaching the classes included Gene Perla, a Broadway sound designer and consultant with credits for ``Shimida,' ``Taking Steps,' ``Nick and Nora,' ``City of Angels' and ``Sweeney Todd;' D. Tracy Smith, television scenic designer for ``Third Rock from the Sun,' ``Grace Under Fire' and ``Cybill;' and Renee Nault, costumer for films such as ``The Running Man,' ``Coming to America' and ``Back to the Future III.'

Drops Everything Scenic Specialties, which has done work for Garth Brooks, Wynonna and Lynyrd Skynrd, taught a class on fundamentals in preparation for scenic backdrops.

Other classes included ``Midi and Its Applications,' ``Outdoor Pyrotechnics,' ``Digital Animation and Video Composition' and ``Techniques for Acoustical Measurement.'


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