Drew ElliotDirector of Recording Arts
Drew Elliot has been with the Department of Music since fall 2015. He manages the recording studio in the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts, where he oversees the audio recording of faculty and student recitals and projects, as well as guest musical performances and recording sessions. He also teaches recording arts courses, develops further curriculum for the recording arts composite major, and oversees internships and independent studies in multiple veins of audio recording.
AREAS OF INTEREST
Drew has worked as a freelance audio and video engineer since 2006 and continues this work all over the country. His favorite appointments have been working as the head audio engineer for a production company that recorded Grammy award-winning artists and symphony orchestras, working as an engineer to build television studios for educational programming, and working with Audio Engineering Society regional presidents to plan the 50th educational AES conference. Drew fell in love with teaching audio in graduate school, where he was initially hired as a graduate teaching assistant and then as adjunct faculty who still completing his degree.
- M.F.A, recording arts and technologies, Middle Tennessee State University, 2014
- B.A, psychology, 2010, Calvin College
HONORS, GRANTS, AWARDS, & PUBLISHED WORK
- “2014 Outstanding MFA Student,” awarded by recording industry chair and faculty at Middle Tennessee State University
- “Outstanding Live Game and Event Production,” 1st place, awarded by the National College Sports Media Awards (EMC Productions), 2014
- “Best Short Film,” Four Minutes Later, 1st place, the Midwestern Communications Film Festival, 2010
Drew loves the framework for learning and deep engagement with students at Hope. He’s inspired by the community and the drive that he sees in the students and faculty to grow their field, themselves and the college. He also loves the incredible new recording studio that he gets to work in every day.
Drew and his wife love to travel. Experiencing new cultures and the reality of other peoples daily lives is something that they love to invest in. They also love to listen to music, attend most-to-all of the Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra’s classical series and other concerts throughout the year. Drew also loves videography and photography and travels nationally for creative projects of both types.