AES Member Profile

Teri Grossheim

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Audio Fields:

  • Educational Institutions - Educator
  • Recording Industry - Music Recording/Mix Studio
  • Recording Industry - Post Production
  • Recording Industry - Internet Distribution
  • Broadcasting - Studio
  • Broadcasting - Internet Distribution
  • Consumer - Internet
  • Product Design & Manufacturing - Software

Job Duties:

  • Information Technology Worker
  • A/V Computer Designer
  • Consultant
  • Engineer
  • Sales/Marketing Person
  • Systems Designer
  • Technician


Teri is an engineer/technologist, consultant, and former educator knowledgeable about emerging technologies while possessing business acumen. She has held consultative, technical and business development roles for several organizations as well as management roles in IT, higher education, software/mobile app development, and professional services firms. Teri also currently holds 35+ certifications from a variety of organizations including IEEE and Apple.

As a 15+ year member of the Audio Engineering Society, she has co-developed and upgraded websites for both the organization's international education committee and regional Chicago Section, was a Chicago Section committeeperson and officer (treasurer, webmaster/social media) for a decade, and served on both domestic & international committees from 2007-2010 (125th, 126th, 127th Conventions). Between 2007-2010, Teri served as Chair and Vice-Chair of the North & Latin American Regions of the AES Student Delegate Assembly (SDA). Her recent AES contributions include an accepted group Express Paper for the 155th Convention in NYC (2023) on DEI, which includes a first-ever survey/analysis of quantitative and qualitative data of AES membership.

Teri's also produced and edited a drum sample library at Butch Vig's Smart Studios. As a gigging musician, Teri has played RiotFest (aftershow) and created/performed drum parts on a demo that attracted label attention (Minty Fresh). She's also a classically trained percussionist and during undergraduate studies at UW-Oshkosh, Teri studied percussion under a variety of teachers including Dr. Sandy Schaefer, Dr. Susan Powell, Dr. Christina Wilkes-Walton, and Dr. Payton MacDonald.

Non-AES Awards & Award Nominations

+ Diamond Award, Booz Allen Hamilton, 2022 (Cybersecurity)
+ CDW CHEERS Award, 2012 (Apple iOS Engineering, Fortune 500)
+ Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Nominee, WaveMachine Labs' Auria App, NAMM 2012
+ Staff Quality Service Award, DePaul University School of Music, 2010
+ Chancellor's Scholar Award, Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis, 2007
+ Pre-Production Intern, Green Day 'American Idiot': GRAMMY Winner Best Rock Album, 2005; Record of the Year, 2006; Musical Theatre Album, 2011 (Also received nominations in five additional GRAMMY categories & won 1x TEC Award)
+ NAMM Scholarship, 2001

Education Background

MBA, DePaul Driehaus College of Business (Management Information Systems, Consumer Insights)
MS, Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis (Jacobs School of Music; Music Technology/Informatics), summa cum laude
BM, University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh (Recording Technology & Music Business/Spanish & Bus. Administration minors), cum laude

Employment History

2020-Present: Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton
2019: Sr. Mobility Engineer, United Airlines
2010-2018: Assistant Professor, The Illinois Institute of Art - Chicago
2015-2018: Apple IT Instructor, Future Media Concepts (Chicago)
2015-2018: System Engineer, Jamf
2014-2015: Engagement Manager, Mikan Associates
2013-2014: System Engineer, Connection
2011-2013: Apple System Solution Specialist, CDW
2009-2011: Tech Manager/App Developer, DePaul University School of Music
2007-2009: Ops Manager, WaveMachine Labs
2007: Application Specialist, Auralex Acoustics (IUPUI Internship)
2006-2007: Graduate Assistant, Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis (Music & Arts Technology Dept.)
2005-2006: Technician, Telluride Rock & Roll Academy (PT)
2003-2004: Web Producer, Mountain News Corp. (PT while completing internships)
2003-2004: Intern, Studio 880/Pyramind/Seneschal
2003: Sales Associate, Guitar Center (PT while completing internships)
2000-2003: Sales Associate, Henri's Music Company (PT during undergrad studies)
2000-2003: Reporter/Producer, WCUB/WLTU Radio (PT during undergrad studies)

Why Am I An AES Member?

I left the AES in 2020 because I wasn't getting much of anything out of my membership while doing a lot of work for sections/committees over the years, plus I transitioned into IT after a decade+ of underemployment. I've been with the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) for 2+ years. I was asked to serve on the DEI Committee in 2022 and rejoined the AES.

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