About Konrad Strauss

Konrad Strauss is a Professor of Music and chair of the Department of Audio Engineering and Sound Production at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music. Prior to joining the faculty of IU he worked as an independent producer/engineer based in Chicago, served as chief engineer for Classic Digital Inc, and as a staff engineer at the Chicago Recording Company.

He has recorded and produced records for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, and Seattle Symphony; Itzhak Perlman, and Daniel Barenboim; record labels such as Teldec, Atlantic, Geffen, RCA Red Seal, Naxos, New World Records; and many others. Studio work has included projects for the Cirque du Soleil, Mannheim Steamroller, and Dave Brubeck; television and radio commercials for United Airlines, McDonalds, and Allstate; and television projects for ABC, and CBS, and HBO.

As a mastering engineer, Mr. Strauss specialized in independent rock for labels such as Drag City, Touch and Go, and Thrill Jockey. His recordings have won numerous awards including Grammys for best chamber music record and Best Gospel record, a Hugo award for best children’s programming, and accolades from publications such as Rolling Stone, Fanfare, Gramophone, American Record Guide, and Stereophile.