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Alexander Khilko

Musician, producer, instructor

Work History

Jan 2007Present

CEO & Founder

XSSR Academy - Online

I am the founder and instructor for the online music school called XSSR Academy (xssracademy.com). We provide online live music production classes where students get one on one tuition with a music professional.

I also record and produce video courses in both Russian and English. (http://xssracademy.com/ru/video-courses/)

I also write articles for XSSR Academy blog (http://xssracademy.com/ru/blog/), make weekly videos on my YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/xssrmusicacademy) and masterclasses.

Authored two books on Music Production.

Doing all advertising, promotion, creating course content, training and managing students.

Managing 10 XSSR Academy staff.

Bitwig official training partner:

http://www.bitwig.com/en/community/learning.html

Nov 2006Present

XSSR Music Label Owner, A&R (Artists and repertoire)

XSSR Music - Russia

Managing new releases, mastering songs, communication with vendors

https://pro.beatport.com/label/xssr-music/9968

Made music for advertising (for Pepsi), Television (such as French TV Canal+).

Example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bimQ5nPlNdA

Jan 2006Apr 2009

Music event organizer

E-station - Russia, France

Produced and managed music events and festivals in Kaliningrad, Russia and Paris, France

Each event had 2,000+ attendees, featuring International artists

Jul 2004Dec 2006

Manager

Alagon Computers - Russia

Working with corporate clients, managing orders, customer facing role. Computer retail industry.

Education

20142015

Modern musician Specialization

Berklee College of Music - Boston, USA
20002005

Master's Degree

Frontier University of Kaliningrad - Kaliningrad, Russia

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician

Skills

Teaching
7 years experience working as instructor, doing workshops, teaching how to create music and mix it
Professional Audio
Professional musician and sound engineer with 10 years experience 
Video Editing
Released 3 full video courses and over 100 videos in Russian and English
TV & Advertising
Made music for "Pepsi" and few shows at french tv "Canal+"
Writing
Wrote and published 2 books about music production. "Creating music in Ableton Live: Basics", "Professional music production in Ableton Live"
Songwriting
Released over 70 tracks on vinyl and mp3. Named 37th best Breaks producer worldwide.
Mastering
Professional Mastering engineer
DJ
10 years worldwide DJ experience