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 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.
My technical experience has enabled me to teach in design and production classes such as T-283 and T-356. I truly 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 cognitive and emotional responses to audio in media. At the moment, I am focusing on the effects of musical intensity and complexity on listener attention and arousal. I prefer to use a combination of self-report and psychophysiological measures to observe these reactions.
In the future, I plan to continue researching audio in all sorts of media. From commercials and informative media to entertainment, I hope to explain what audio elements can support or detract from the impact and quality of the many messages we experience every day. I am also intrigued by the social aspects of music consumption, such as fan groups and the diffusion of musical tastes among friends.
My career aspirations are to become a professor because I would like to teach both production and media effects classes in addition to pursuing my scholarly interests. In addition to my studies, I enjoy sports, working on cars, writing and recording music, and occasionally playing video games.