On November 13, 2021 Marcela participated in a panel on Rethinking Signal Flow: Gender, audio education and professional development in the recording arts in Canada at the Audio+ Conference in Victoria, BC.
“As awareness of experiences and issues of discrimination in record production and audio engineering continues to develop, there is a pressing need to address ongoing gender disparities in the flow between educational institutions and professional opportunities and careers in the recording arts. Current statistics suggest that women and gender non-conforming recordists make up between 2 to 6% of professionals in the contemporary fields. In an effort to contextualize these statistics and offer solutions for creating more sustainable and equitable change in the workplace, this panel of educators, producers, engineers, and executives discuss new ways of challenging inequity in the studio and beyond.
Hosted by Allison Sokil (University of Toronto), with panelists: Margaret McGuffin (Music Publishers Canada), Marcela Rada (University of Lethbridge), Heather Kirby (Dreamlands Mastering, ON), Ky Grace Brooks (McGill University), Dr. Amandine Pras (University of York) and composer, producer and sound engineer Annelise Noronha.”