Indiana University, Bloomington IN. 2002- Present Professor of Music, Director of Recording Arts, Chair, Department of Recording Arts
Indiana University, Bloomington IN. 2001-2002 Visiting Associate Professor of Music, Acting Director of Recording Arts
KS Productions, Oak Park, IL. 1996-2002 Owner and Chief Engineer. Specializing in music recording, mastering, editing, radio production, sound for picture, and historical restoration.
Columbia College, Chicago, IL. 1997-1999Adjunct Instructor. Courses taught: Audio Processing, Live Sound Recording
Chicago Recording Company, Chicago, IL 1996 – 1998 Staff Engineer. Recording engineer for record projects and commercial music. Mastering, audio post-production and DVD authoring.
Classic Digital, Chicago, IL 1992-1996 Chief Engineer. Scheduled and supervised a staff of 3 full-time engineers engaged in recording, editing, mastering and historical restoration projects. In 1995 designed and oversaw installation of new studios.
Chicago Recording Company, Chicago IL 1990-1992 Staff Engineer.
Indiana University, School Of Music 1988 -1989 Audio Production Assistant. Responsible for the basic maintenance and scheduling of four recording studios. Supervised student engineers in the recording of School of Music productions.
Indiana University, Archives of Traditional Music 1987-1989 Audio Preservation Technician. Responsible for the transfer of various archival recording formats and overseeing the production of preservation copies.
Indiana University, School Of Music 1985 -1989 Recording Engineer, Recording Services.
Indiana University, School Of Music 1989 Associate of Science in Audio Technology. Internship: WFMT Fine Arts Network, Chicago
Indiana University, School Of Music 1989 Master of Music, Composition. Teachers – John Eaton, Fredric Fox, Earle Brown, Claude Baker
Indiana University, School Of Music 1985 Bachelor of Music. Major: Composition. Teachers – Fredric Fox, Earle Brown, Harvey Sollberger. Instrument: violin. Teacher – Yuval Yaron
Award Winning Projects
Chicago Symphony Orchestra in the 20th Century. Gramophone Critic’s Choice, 2000.
Unbreakable Spirits. PRI. Gracie Allen Award 2000; Special Jury Award 7th International Radio Shanghai Music Festival, 2000
Bridging China and Japan. PRI. Best Conception for a Music Program, 6th International Radio Shanghai Music Festival, 1999
Holiday Musik. 2 weeks as # 1 on Billboard Classical Crossover chart, 1996.
Peter and the Wolf, A George Daugherty Film. ABC Television, BMG home video. 1996 Primetime Emmy, Chicago Film Festival top prize, Houston Film Festival top prize.
The Berlin-Chicago Chamber Players. Mozart and Beethoven Quintets. Grammy Award, Best Chamber Music recording, 1995.
Noa. Geffen Records, Certified Gold record, 1995.
Rev. Milton Brunson and the Thompson Community Singers: Through God’s Eyes, Word Records. Grammy Award, Best Gospel Record with Choir, 1994.
Grants and Awards
Indiana University Provost Award: Award for the creation of an online analog audio electronics certificate and hybrid audio production courses (2014). Total Award: $145,500.
Indiana University Provost Award: Award for the creation of the Office of Media and Production at the Jacobs School of Music. In partnership with Philip Ponella, Director of the Cook Music Library, and The Dean of the School of Music (2011). Total award: $250,000 additional base funding for new staff positions, $250,000 one-time award for equipment purchases.
Indiana University Provost Award: IU Music Live Streaming Project (2007). This project funded the purchase of video and audio equipment used to bring IU Music Live online. $50,000
Institute of Museum and Library Sciences National Leadership Grant: Digital Audio Archives project. (2003) Using the performance archive of the Indiana University Cook Music Library as a test bed, the goal of this project was to design and create an effective and economical workflow management system for digitizing analog audio tapes and building a web-accessible digital audio library. This grant was a partnership with Johns Hopkins University. Total grant amount: $229,352
Chicago Public Library/University of Chicago2000-2001
University of Chicago Folk Festival. Supervised archival preservation and transfer to digital media of folk festival concert recordings dating from 1960 to present.
Chicago Historical Society1998-1999
Studs Terkel Collection. Designed facilities for and supervised archival preservation and transfer of radio programs, dating from1950-1999, to analog preservation copies and digital media.
University of Chicago1996-1997
Contemporary Chamber Players. Supervised archival preservation and transfer to digital media of concert recordings dating from 1960 to present.
Chicago Symphony Orchestra1990-2001
Designed facilities for archival preservation and transfer of radio broadcast recordings in various formats dating from 1933 to present. Redesigned and expanded facility in 1999. Supervised various archival transfer projects.
Association for Recorded Sound Collections 2012 Conference. A Digital File-Based System for Audio Recording, Access and Preservation.
Art of Record Production 2011 Conference. Building an Audio Curriculum for the 21st Century.
Audio Engineering Society 124th Convention. A New System for File-Based Audio Recording, Preservation, and Access at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music
Sound Savings conference, June 2003. Preserving and Accessing the Concert Recordings of the Indiana University School of Music.
Professional meetings, colloquia and seminars
Audio Engineering Society 137th Convention October 2014. The End Is Near! The Pressing Need to Preserve Historic Analog Sound Recordings: An Overview of Strategies and Best Practices.
Audio Engineering Society 135th convention October 2013. National Recording Preservation Plan: Best Practices for Creating and Preserving Born-Digital Audio Files, and Education Forum Panel: Audio Preservation & Education
Association of Recorded Sound Collections May 2014. Pre-conference Workshop: All Things Digital: Managing Digital Audio Collections
Central Indiana Audio Student Workshop Feb 2012. Keynote Speaker
AES Central Region Student Summit March 2011. Workshops: The Basics of Digital Audio and Digital Asset Management for Recording Engineers.
AES Central Region Student Summit March 2010. Workshops: Classical Music Production and Digital Asset Preparation for Internet Distribution
Audio Engineering Society 127th convention October 2009. Panel Chair: Continuing Education Options in Audio.
Audio Engineering Society 125th convention October 2008. Workshop: Archiving and preservation for Audio Engineers.
PotLuckCon June 2008. Panel Participant: Archiving for the Future and Audio Preservation.
Tape Op Conference June 2007. Panel Participant: Surround Sound Listening, and Classical Recording.
Audio Engineering Society 121st Convention October 2006, Panel Participant: Building an Audio Curriculum for the 21st Century.
Association for Recorded Sound Collections conference May 2006: Computers, Converters, Cards and Cables: Equipment Considerations for Signal Capture in the Digital Domain.
Audio Engineering Society 117th convention October 2004, Education Committee panel participant.
Sound Savings conference, June 2003. Paper: Preserving and Accessing the Concert Recordings of the Indiana University School of Music.
Association for Recorded Sound Collections conference May 2002. Digital Audio Basics for the Layperson.
Music Library Association conference April 2002: Archiving in the Digital Domain
Audio Engineering Society
National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences