James Teitelbaum

Faculty - Recording Arts

James began recording music in high school. After a few years working as the in-house music and post production engineer at a computer graphics and animation facility, James moved to Chicago where he has worked in many of the city’s top studios, including Chicago Recording Company, Studio Chicago, Chicago Trax, Streeterville, and Metropolis. James’ experience in concert production includes international tours with Pigface, Ministry, Royal Crown Revue, and Gary Sinise (Lt. Dan Band). James also engineered nearly 700 shows at Chicago’s Park West Theater, and other Chicago area concert venues and independent sound reinforcement companies, bringing his lifetime live gig total to nearly two thousand events. James started teaching while working at Metropolis studio, and honed his teaching skills during eight years at MIW. He began working at Flashpoint in 2008, and was presented with a distinguished faculty award in May, 2016.


Education: AAS, FSU; BA, NEIU

Degree Program Area : Recording Arts

Studio Recording I, Studio Recording II, Digital Audio Workstation, Live Sound I, Advanced Topics in Music Recording and Live Sound, FP Studios, Production in Action, Fundamentals of Sound and Acoustics, others.

Professional Titles: Independent recording and live sound engineer.

Areas of Expertise: Studio recording, live sound, music production, MIDI/synthesis, music business, writing, media history and theory.

Career Highlights: James Brown gig in New York. 19 band members, 25 minutes to set up the stage, and get sound checked. 15,000 people waiting for the show to start. I’ve got this handled.

Contact Info: james.teitelbaum@columbiacollege.edu

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