Mr. Matthew Westmeyer

UAH Studio Facilities Manager, Lecturer - Music Technology

Biography

Matthew Westmeyer (Recording Engineer/Sound Designer/Composer) received his Bachelors in Business - Management of Technology from Athens State University, and an Associate of Applied Science in Music Industry Communications from Calhoun Community College. He has received multiple certifications in Avid Pro Tools Software, with the most recent being Pro Tools “Operator Music” certification in 2021.

Mr. Westmeyer taught Digital Recording Technology at Calhoun Community College from 2003 - 2017, where he developed the program to include modern computer-based audio mixing and editing, and digital composition and charting.

Since joining the University of Alabama Huntsville in 2017, He has helped design and restructured courses in Music Technology, applying extensive MIDI and Audio recording and mixing for music and multimedia. He co-founded the UAH Computer Ensemble in 2017, which is an electronic music group, focusing on original production and collaboration for live performance. In the pandemic of 2020, Mr Westmeyer converted five Music Technology courses and the Computer ensemble to fully online, and achieved QEPO Certification.

    In 2019, he advised and developed a complete redesign of Roberts Hall’s “Studio A” recording studio, to be a fully functional state of the art, modern digital recording studio. He advised an additional redesign of Studio A during the Covid Pandemic of 2020, to incorporate video live-streaming capabilities, making concerts and productions possible in a post-pandemic environment. Through his efforts, Studio A is also now capable of recording, mixing, and mastering audio in Surround sound and Dolby Atmos. This studio has been used to record every performance in Roberts Recital Hall for archival and instructional purposes.

    Mr Westmeyer has developed multiple inter-disciplinary collaboration efforts, including “The Haunted Piano Experience”, which is a concert series involving Piano Majors, Music Technology Majors, Video and Animation majors, a MIDI-capable Yamaha DCFX player piano, and holographic imagery. He also helped facilitate remote piano lessons involving Yamaha’s DCFX piano technology, allowing for internet-based piano lesson connectivity to multiple universities in the US, as well as a connection between our piano facility and Yamaha in Beijing China.

    Mr Westmeyer has worked professionally as a recording engineer since 2003, in Huntsville, Al and surrounding areas, and has developed experience in electronic music production during that time. In recent years, Mr. Westmeyer has worked as a sound designer for public radio, and as a composer for UAH theater.


Education

  • B.S., Business - Management of Technology, Athens State University
  • A.A.S., Music Industry Communications, Calhoun Community College

Classes Taught


Certifications

  • Pro Tools Version 12 - User Certification - Promedia Training - Miami/Ft. Lauderdale - 2016
  • Pro Tools 2020/2021 - User Certification - Promedia Training - Miami/Ft. Lauderdale - 2021
  • Pro Tools 2018 - Operator Music Certification - Promedia Training - Miami/Ft. Lauderdale - 2021