Recording Studio Technical & Operations Coordinator
Office: Kimbrough 443
School of Music
Washington State University
PO Box 645300
Pullman, WA 99164-5300
Phone: (509) 335-8782
Dave Bjur is the chief engineer and studio complex operations manager for the Washington State University School of Music Recording Studio. Bjur has recorded, edited, mixed, and mastered most of the titles published by WSU Recordings, WSU’s peer-reviewed label with classical and jazz titles. Bjur also has several projects released on Albany records, and many private label projects in jazz, classical, bluegrass, folk, klezmer, and other art music genres.
Bjur joined the U.S. Air Force Band in 1977 as a professional bassist, playing a variety of styles while performing throughout the western United States, Hawaii, Guam, Japan, South Korea, and the Philippines. While with the the Air Force Band of the Pacific Bjur designed and managed the live sound reinforcement equipment and training for the various touring ensembles.
From 1994 to 1997, Bjur worked as an assistant engineer and overdub and tracking engineer for multi-track recording and post-production projects at Crossroads Studios in Costa Mesa, California. While there he installed, maintained, operated, and repaired a variety of analog and digital recording equipment and helped construct a new control room and overdub room, including wiring and acoustic treatment.
From 1997 to 2012, Bjur continued as a contract engineer to record, edit, master, and publish concerts, audio books, lectures, radio broadcasts, and podcasts. He designed and installed all equipment and acoustic treatment for digital recording studios at two separate facilities
After moving to Lewiston Idaho in 2004, Bjur began recording live concert performances and studio projects for Lewis Clark State College. Since 2007 he has provided live sound support and TA training for the WSU School of Music’s jazz concerts and light-opera performances.