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Neal Schmitt Curriculum Vitae for the Web .docx

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 Engaged higher education instructor committed to open communication, active collaboration and the promotion of strong working relationships with students and co-workers.

 Aggregating and implementing traditional, new media and social media communication tools to empower and inspire students .

 Personable and professional audio engineer dedicated to the highest technical and aesthetic elements of studio and live productions and inspiring others to achieve the same.

 Creating challenging assignments and using innovative grading techniques that closely replicate real world situations while insuring students get helpful and constructive feedback.

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Neal Schmitt Curriculum Vitae for the Web .docx

  1. 1. SNeal Schmitt  Neal Schmitt<br />M.S., Franklin University<br />Mail: 140 Guernsey Ave. Columbus, OH 43204<br /> <br />Mobile: (614) 835-6325<br />Email: nealschmitt@gmail.com<br />Website: NealSchmitt.com<br />Twitter: nealschmitt<br />LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/nschmitt<br />Music Program Coordinating InstructorStudent AdvocateEntrepreneur & Studio OwnerSocial Media OrchestratorRecord ProducerAudio EngineerSound Reinforcement EngineerMastering EngineerInstigator & InitiatorI Teach Students to Communicate<br /> School of Music Coordinating Instructor committed to open communication, active collaboration and the promotion of strong working relationships with students and co-workers. <br />Aggregating and implementing traditional, new media and social media communication tools to empower and inspire students.<br />Creating challenging assignments and using innovative grading techniques that closely replicate real world situations while insuring students get helpful and constructive feedback. <br />Professional audio engineer dedicated to the highest technical and aesthetic elements of studio and live productions and inspiring others to achieve the same. <br />Education<br />-5080104140<br />Franklin University, Columbus, OH<br />M.S. in Marketing & Communication<br /> Expected Completion November, 2010<br />Ohio University, Athens, OH<br /> Bachelor of Science in Communication <br />magna cum laude (1989 – 1993)<br />Audio Production major<br />Film Production minor<br />Teaching Experience<br />Hocking College, Nelsonville, OH<br />Coordinating Instructor School of Music (2006-present) <br />Curriculum development and instructor for Associate in Applied Business in Music Management with a Specialization in Production. <br />Classes include:<br />Booking and Promotion<br />Music Entrepreneurship<br />Live Sound Production<br />Mixing and MasteringMusic Internship<br />Music Production<br />Recording Techniques<br />Studio Management<br />New Media<br /> HYPERLINK " http://en.audiofarm.org/audiofiles/10081" Music Capstone<br />DAW software taught includes:<br />Avid Pro Tools HD & LE<br />100965-4182110271145-1878965267335-888365267970139700-15240-5901055Propellerhead Reason <br />Apple Garageband<br />Waveburner Pro <br /> iTunes<br />Roxio Toast<br />Maintain Macintosh-based recording facility including:<br />Two multi-track DAW/MIDI control rooms<br />Twenty-one station DAW/MIDI computer lab<br />Grand piano and 3 isolation booth<br />-16510179705Supervise studio managers & online booking calendar<br />Utilize social networking, such as Ning, Twitter and YouTube, to connect students and create a sense of community.<br />Use innovative grading techniques to provide valuable feedback and support the learning process beyond the classroom.<br />Bolster student retention through quarterly one-on-one student advisement sessions. <br />Promote interdepartmental cooperation to strengthen course outcomes.<br />Create partnership between Music Program and the Hocking College Theater program; including voiceovers, conceptual sound design, sound effects and sound reinforcement.<br />Originate and lead credit bearing student trips to audio industry conventions.<br />Assist Dean with interviewing and hiring new School of Music instructors.<br />Advise and coordinate purchase of studio equipment, on-site equipment and software updates.<br />209550-6230620156845-485902078740-4168775148590-348742016510-21748751270-16586204064055880Columbus State Community College, Columbus, OH<br />Adjunct Instructor, Integrated Media and Technology (2009-current)<br />Developed innovative introductory new media class introducing a wide variety of students to powerful methods of communication.<br />Hocking College Summer Camp Experience Nelsonville, OH<br />Creator and Instructor (2007 – current)<br />Developed original non-audition music curriculum for high school campers.<br />Led camp workshops for song writing, music production and audio recording.<br />Recruited and supervised music production student counselors and volunteers.<br />Workbook Studio Internship Program, Columbus, OHSupervisor (2001 – 2006)<br />Advised and instructed interns through an immersive four-month introduction to all aspects of studio operations.<br />-1651031750Lifelong Learning, Upper Arlington, OH <br />Creator and Instructor (2003 – 2006) <br />Developed and instructed immersive introductory recording class.<br />Professional Experience<br /> <br />Freelance Audio Engineer, Columbus, OH<br />1993 - current<br />RedBook compliant CD mastering<br />Front of house live sound engineer <br />Location recording including multi-track, stereo and interviews<br />Theater Sound Design<br />Film Sound Re-recordist<br />Radio Station Music Director<br />WLHD, <br />On-Air Radio DJ<br />WOUB-AM<br />Sound recorder, field mixer and boom operator<br />40640-734250538100-5170805210185-2541905209550-171196015494082550Sound system design for mobile DJs, nightclubs and houses of worship<br />Podcast script writing and recording<br />Audio restoration<br />Analog to Digital format transfers <br />-1651093980Workbook Studio, Columbus, OH<br />Co-Founder, Recording Engineer & Producer<br /> (1997 – 2007)<br />Designed, constructed, wired and acoustically treated a 3000 square foot, five-room audio recording facility.<br />Multitracked, edited and mixed music and non-music projects utilizing industry standard analog and digital recording equipment. <br />Initiated unique promotional strategies resulting in 10% annual revenue growth including live concerts, photo shoots and music industry events.<br />Implemented unique marketing strategies resulting in national and local press coverage.<br />Mastered Red Book compliant CD projects for replication and duplication. <br />Maintained and balanced studio’s financial records. <br />Consulted with clients regarding creative methods for product marketing and distribution.<br />Thornapple Studio, Columbus, OH<br />Audio Engineer (1993 – 1997)<br />Multitracked, mixed and produced music projects utilizing 24 track 2 inch, ADAT, R-DAT and 2 track ¼ inch formats.<br />Increased studio traffic and revenue with active recruitment of new clients and marketing of studio services.<br />143510-1470025197485244475WLHD, Athens, OH<br />Music Director (1990-1992)<br /><ul><li>Contacted major and independent record labels for service to campus radio station
  2. 2. Auditioned and programmed new music for heavy, medium and light rotation
  3. 3. Scheduled air shifts</li></ul>Audio Engineering Work <br />Over 100 released credits. <br />Full discography available upon request.<br />Creative Products<br />Pretty Mighty Mighty, Columbus, OH<br />Drummer, Manager & Promoter (1991 – 2006)<br />Award winning original music act with national CD releases<br />-139701154430-8255-870585-1270137160Normal (Derailleur Records)<br />Famous Past Lives (Derailleur Records)<br />Ugly (Burnt Sienna Records)<br />Compilation CD appearances:<br />When It Was As Good As Pillow Talk (Round Circle Records<br />Super Sampler Vol. 1 (Buzzkill Media)<br />Listen.com Picks (Razor & Tie Records)<br />Athens Music Project (Anyway Records)<br />Burnt & Bent (Burnt Sienna Records) <br />Cringe Compilation Vol. 1 (Cringe.com Records)<br />Implemented marketing campaign to support national tours resulting in local press and radio support<br />Marketing and promotional efforts resulted in: <br />regular broadcast airplay on college and commercial radio<br />reviews in national publications<br />Booked and promoted national tours <br />-16510174625Showcased at renowned music conferences including: <br />CMJ Music Marathon, (NY) <br />NEMO Music Festival, (MA)<br />-63502540Undercurrents, (OH)<br />Midwest Regional Music Festival (MO)<br />Burned up one Ford Econoline van<br />-1651093980Workbook TV, Columbus, OH<br />Executive Producer and Host (2005)<br />Created two, thirty-minute live music television programs for digital broadcast.<br />Selected and coordinated music talent and eighteen-person crew.<br />Performed on-camera hosting duties and authored show scripts.<br />Managed expenses to complete the project under budget.<br />25 Hour Grand Prix, Columbus, OH<br />Executive Producer and Engineer (2004) <br />Planned, coordinated and completed a marathon recording session involving seven sound engineers and twenty-five musical acts recording twenty-five songs in twenty-five hours. <br />Technical Equipment<br />Recording Studio & Sound Reinforcement familiarity includes: <br />OSX DAW Software including: Garageband, Pro Tools, Logic, Reason, Recycle, Melodyne, Waveburner Pro, Audacity, Toast, and iTunes<br />34290-272605588265-554355135255131445<br />Windows DAW Software including: Wavelab, Cubase, Sound Forge, Acid, CD Architect<br /> <br />Acoustics<br />Amplifiers<br />Analog tape machines<br />Automation<br />Basic Electronics<br />Cables & Connectors<br />Crossovers<br />Dynamic Processing<br />Effects (Reverbs & Delays)Equalizers<br />Gates<br /> Loudspeakers & Monitors<br /> Metering<br /> Microphones <br /> MIDI<br />Mixing consoles (small and large)<br />Patch Bay Wiring<br />Preamplifiers<br />Subwoofers<br />Studio monitors<br />Synchronization<br />Publications<br />EQ Magazine <br />The Marathon Men Volume 16 (2005)<br />Tape Op Magazine <br />Pre-Production Primer Issue #33 (2003)<br />Community Service<br /> <br />-16510103505Pelotonia, Columbus, OH <br />Office Volunteer, (2010)<br /><ul><li>Implemented new media technologies to create electronic and word of mouth buzz about charity cycling event. </li></ul>Charity Event Independent Promoter, Columbus, OH<br />(1999 - current)<br />Conceptualized, planned and executed innovative charitable concert events.<br />Dream Brother – the music of Jeff Buckley<br />A Tribute to Elliot Smith <br />A Very New Wave Christmas<br />Christmas with The Cure<br />Columbus Music C0-op Scholarship Fundraiser<br />Implement marketing, communication and promotional methods including social networking, press releases and posters.<br />Coordinate event timeline, cost estimates and client billing.<br />44450-308038544450-2280285596905715Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Columbus, OH<br />Friend-to-Friend Volunteer (1999 – 2002) <br />Mentor youth in recreational and social activities.<br />

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