Department of Telecommunications
edgjamis 'at' indiana 'dot' edu
I received a Bachelor of Science in Recording Arts from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University with a minor in Telecommunications. During my undergraduate studies, I logged over 600 hours of recording time in both live and studio situations. I have recorded, mixed and mastered a wide variety of genres, instruments and ensembles, as well as directing live webcasts of major Jacobs School of Music performances. I also play many musical instruments and am still actively writing and producing in my free time.
My technical experience has enabled me to AI for design and production classes such as T-283 and T-356. I really enjoy working with students in this setting because it gives me an opportunity to gain teaching experience while maintaining my skills in the technical realm.
My current academic pursuits involve music and audio. I believe that music is an extremely important part of life, and should be studied on multiple levels. At the moment, I am working on musical qualities as they affect arousal in the listener. I am a fan of heavy metal music, which can be quite rich in complexity and intensity, and I want to know how people react when they listen to music with varying levels of those two elements. I am also interested in devising a way to select musical stimuli for studies that is tied to tangible musical qualities than simply relying on one's expertise or opinions.
In the future, I would like to expand my studies to involve cultural and societal influences on who listens to what types of music and why. I would also like to work on audio effects with stimuli such as voices, everyday sounds, and differences between simple stereo and either surround or binaural listening formats.
My career aspirations are to earn a PhD and become a professor because I would like to teach both production and media effects classes in addition to pursuing my scholarly interests.