Alex Perialas is an associate professor and director of the sound recording technologies program at Ithaca College. A 35-year veteran of the recording industry, Alex grew up in a music business family. He started in the early 1970s as an audio engineer at the age of 16, working towards the goal of becoming a world-class record producer. This goal was realized in the early 1980s as Perialas was honored with his first of many gold and platinum records as a record producer, engineer, and mixer. Perialas has also been Grammy-nominated for work in the audio field. With credits on hundreds of projects, Perialas has worked on a gamut of musical styles and forms including classical recordings with Malcolm Billson, Steven Stucky, Xak Bjerken, Sergiu Luca, and David Borden. Multiple credits on jazz, blues projects as well as film and television credits for film score and music mixing.
Mr. Perialas has also worked side by side with industry legends like Tom Dowd, Michael Wagener, and Eddie Kramer, who he credits as his greatest mentors in the blues and rock genres. Perialas is in his thirteenth year as director of the Sound Recording Technology program in the School of Music at Ithaca College sharing his 30 plus years of recording industry experiences as a studio owner, engineer, producer and record company executive.