Center Sessions

Music is the most accessible art form there is. It binds people together. People, cultures, ideas, emotions. It influences and catalyses everything around us.

Center Sessions“Center Sessions” is a multi-media project of the Center for the Arts of Homer that will chronicle exemplary bands and musicians from throughout Central New York. Center Sessions provides artists the opportunity to present themselves and their work on a contemporary platform.

Performed in a relatively informal context, and within non-traditional spaces at the Center for the Arts (Balcony, Bell Tower, Kitchen, Art Gallery, etc) – these performances will be recorded live by professional audio and video engineers and released via social media and web properties as a means to introduce the world, digitally, to musicians of Central New York.

These recorded performances will also be archived as an historic record of the music created by Central New York artists.

Featuring musicians and bands of various genres, and from various locales within the CNY region (Cortland, Herkimer, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, and Oswego), Center Sessions is made possible through a decentralization grant administered by CNY ARTS that highlights the impeccable, and diverse musical talent based in Central New York.

Musicians in Central New York offer a wide variety of music for our local and regional audiences, and giving those artists the opportunity to highlight their work will add to the cultural landscape of Central New York, and the world.

Recording Engineer in Residence

Tim Moes has recently been selected as an “recording engineer in residence” at the Center for the Arts in Homer, NY.

Tim Moes PicTim is a recording engineer who has been recording professionally for over 20 years. He holds a Masters from Manhattan School of Music and a Bachelors from Berklee College of Music. During his time in New York, he worked as a staff engineer for Astoria SoundWorks and as a freelance audiovisual technician.

In 2008, Tim moved to Utah and built a full-service recording studio and music venue. He has worked as a tracking, mixing and mastering engineer on hundreds of recordings. Tim has also done sound and music for commercials, voice-overs, audio books, live recordings, audio for radio broadcasts, and producing music videos.

Tim will offer professional recordings at market rates to the general public, and will also be working closely with Center for the Arts staff to produce “Center Sessions.”

Musical artists in the Central New York region may apply to participate by emailing: (please include sample of music, along with bio and contact information).