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Callanwolde’s Phil Tan Mixes the New Shakira and Coldplay Singles
(February 1st, 2016) Two highly anticipated tracks from international superstars Coldplay and Shakira were recently mixed at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center by three-time Grammy winning mixing engineer Phil Tan. Two-time Grammy winner Shakira’s new single “Try Everything” is the theme of Zootopia, the new Disney animated movie premiering in theaters March 4th, 2016. Seven-time Grammy winners Coldplay will likely perform their new single “Adventure of a Lifetime” from their farewell album Head Full of Dreams, along with many of their other hits, during the Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show, airing on CBS, February 7, 2016. Both singles were mixed at Callanwolde’s new Rick Baker School of Music and Music Recording, where Tan serves as Director of Music Recording.
The Rick Baker School of Music and Music Recording is housed in a newly refurbished barn turned state-of-the-art recording studio on the historic Callanwolde estate. The School’s Music Recording Program, launched in January, 2015, with a curriculum developed by Phil Tan, educates students in the fundamentals of mixing, mastering, and recording, in addition to specialized classes teaching the use of Pro Tools. Over fifty students have enrolled to date, with ten earning the Phil Tan Certificate of Music Recording. The Certificate gives students the insider knowledge and skills to begin their education in the highly competitive music and recording industry. The Rick Baker School of Music and Music Recording also offers private instrument and voice lessons with an optional Associated Board of the Royal School of Music Exam Program and other performance opportunities.
Rick Baker and Peggy Johnson, Executive Director of Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, were instrumental in bringing Phil Tan to Callanwolde. Rick Baker also made a large financial contribution to renovate the historic Callanwolde Barn into a recording studio. Baker says, “Mark Twain wrote, ‘The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you found out why.’ My ‘why’ has always been focused on supporting youth and the performing arts. When the opportunity to endow the Rick Baker School of Music came up, I didn’t hesitate to become actively involved. Callanwolde is a magical, important, and wonderful place for the School and fulfilling its mission.”
Built in 1920, Callanwolde was originally the home of Charles Howard Candler, second president of The Coca-Cola Company and eldest son of company founder Asa G. Candler, Sr. In 1972, Callanwolde was repurposed as a community arts center. Today, Callanwolde Fine Arts Center serves over 100,000 people per year through arts classes, concerts, dance performances, art exhibitions, special events, facility rentals, historic tours, and community outreach programs.
For more information on the Rick Baker School of Music and Music Recording, the Phil Tan Certificate of Music Recording, or Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, please visit the website at callanwolde.org/rick-baker-school-of-music-and-music-recording or call 404-872-5338.