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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 experienced, results-oriented technologist, consultant, and 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.

She was awarded assistant professor rank in the Audio Production program at The Illinois Institute of Art - Chicago before it was sold to DCEH in 2018 and prior to her departure, Teri was given a faculty peer award for highest student usage data during the rollout of ILIA-Chicago's 'new' learning management system (Desire2Learn BrightSpace) where she leveraged the Pulse mobile app for student interaction. In addition, Teri taught Apple IT & Productivity courses ( at Future Media Concepts shortly before the Chicago office closed in 2020.

As an artist and musician, Teri has been involved with a variety of projects and groups. Recently, Teri was invited and selected to exihbit video art at the East Village Art Collective in NYC and was accepted into the LA Residency Summer Program at Otis College of Art & Design. As a drummer for indie noir / dark folk group Two Carolines, the group gained attention of Minty Fresh label (Veruca Salt, Liz Phair) while being active in the Chicago indie music scene, playing shows at venues such as Burlington Bar, Debonair Social Club, and Martyrs' as well as radio play on WLUW and WKQX (Q101). Teri also developed/engineered an online system for auditioning for the DePaul University School of Music, helped create the school's first digital content for Web 2.0/social media uses, and engineered an Internet2 masterclass with the New World Symphony percussion studio. Teri was awarded a Staff Quality Service Award as an Applications Developer/Technology Manager at the DePaul University School of Music. While working with Chicago-based startup WaveMachine Labs, Teri developed sample libraries using JavaScript & Adobe Flash for Internet delivery, which increased sales by 500% at the time. In addition, she produced and edited a drum sample library at Butch Vig's Smart Studios (Madison, WI) using their Trident 80B console, which is still offered with Drumagog. She also volunteered as a workshop lead for the Girls Rock! Chicago camp session in August 2007 and while living in Colorado, she worked as a part-time technician at the Telluride Rock & Roll Academy, founded by blues guitarist/music author Mark Galbo. During her undergraduate studies, she studied percussion under a variety of accomplished teachers (Payton MacDonald, Susan Powell, Christina Wilkes-Walton, & Sandy Schaefer). During graduate school, Teri taught private/Latin percussion and played vibraphone in a AfroCuban Jazz ensemble. She also received a graduate assistantship for graduate studies at IUPUI (Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, summa cum laude)

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, educated seasoned Chicago Section members on the potential of social media, 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).

Early in her career, Teri interned at audio facilities in the San Francisco Bay Area, including working for Green Day (Studio 880/Jingletown Recording) during the pre-production of American Idiot as well as supporting some of their side projects (The Network, a new wave group, which made their recent TV debut in 2021 on 'The Tonight Show w/ Jimmy Fallon') and engineers Chris Dugan and Reto Peter. American Idiot won a GRAMMY Award for Best Rock Album in 2005 and the Broadway musical based on the album ran 422 performances between 2009-2011. She completed undergraduate credit internships at Studio 880/Jingletown Recording (Oakland, CA), Seneschal, and San Francisco-based media facility Pyramind. During undergraduate studies, Teri held part-time positions with a Wisconsin regional music store and radio station.

Since 2011, Teri's career has mainly focused on working alongside Apple to engineer Mac and iOS deployments for Fortune 500/enterprise, small business, financial, government, healthcare, and education customers where she was part of the team to help build Apple's supply chain under Tim Cook. She's worked on strategic projects for Apple in healthcare and education, including pre-sales engineering for Chicago Public Schools / Apple's 'Everyone Can Code' initiative with Jamf, an industry leader in Apple device management. Post-MBA, completed a short term contract as a Solution Architect at United Airlines, where she was an IT consultant for a mobile device environment co-supported by Apple & IBM. In late 2020, she accepted a position with consulting firm Booz Allen Hamiliton as a Sr. Solution Architect / Lead Engineer (Associate), relocating to Washington DC.

In recent years, she's also been compensated for written articles published in industry leading publications such as (acquired by Etsy) and has been a mentor at 2112 Chicago, the city's first incubator focused on music, film/video, and creative technology.

Non-AES Awards & Award Nominations

Diamond Award, Booz Allen Hamilton, 2022 (Cybersecurity)
CDW CHEERS Award, 2012 (Apple iOS Engineering)
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
NAMM Scholarship, 2001

Education Background

MBA, DePaul Driehaus College of Business (Management Information Systems, Consumer Insights)
MS, Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis (Music Technology/Informatics)
BM, University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh (Recording Technology/Music Business)

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.

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