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Jeff Rodgers

Jeff Rodgers

Chair, Music Department
Program Director for Music Technology
Assistant Professor of Music Technology
Phone: 260.399.7700 x 8002


Indiana University
2007 Master of Science in Music Technology
Music Technology in education studies with Dr. G. David Peters and Dr. Fred Rees

Kent State University
1997 Bachelor of Art in Music.
Percussion studies with Ted Rounds, Mark Manor, and Michael Burritt

Technical Training

Stark State College of Technology
2002 A+ and Network+ Computer Certification

The Recording Workshop
2001 Recording Engineering and Music Production Course

Armed Forces School of Music
1998 Graduate, the Basic Course, USMC.
Percussion studies with Jeff Shortgen

Military Experience

1997 – 2001 United States Marine Corps
Honorably Discharged as an E-5 Sergeant

Duties and accomplishments:

Teaching Experience

University of Saint Francis
2008- Present
Program Director of Music Technology

Ivy Tech Community College of Fort Wayne
2007 – 2008
Adjunct Professor of music and computers

Stark State College of Technology
2001 - 2004
Adjunct Professor of Interactive Media


Performed for millions in over 600 musical appearances on marching percussion, drum set, mallets, timpani, and concert percussion as a member of the Parris Island Marine Band.
Performed with the Savannah Jazz Orchestra on drum set.
Performed and recorded with Ron Daise of Nickelodeon’s TV show “Gullah, Gullah Island.”
Regional Session artist performing on drums and percussion

Music Industry

Technical Support Specialist for Sweetwater Sound. Three years as one of the recording industry’s authorities on troubleshooting audio recording equipment. Expert knowledge on all major non-linear digital editing platforms, including Pro Tools, Logic, Sound Forge, Samplitude, Cubase, and Sonar.

Sales Engineer for Sweetwater Sound. Managed over 3500 accounts and consulted with clients on the design of major recording studios, project studios, post production houses, educational music labs, sound design, audio for video, and live sound systems.

Owner of an audio production company and mobile recording studio. Specializing in location recording, sound reinforcement, audio restoration & transfer, voice over, and forensic audio.

Member Audio Engineering Society (AES) and the Percussive Arts Society (PAS)