Heidi Gerber-Salins has worked in the audio production field since 1990, while also serving as an audio production educator in a variety of learning environments including The Levine School of Music, Howard Community College, American University, and Morgan State University.
Her professional specialization is in acoustic audio engineering and production, with an emphasis on microphone theory and technique. Ms. Gerber-Salins holds an M.A. in Communication from Johns Hopkins University and is a published scholar and experienced writer. She has owned and operated All Access Audio, a recording studio and communications firm since 2001, building on her work as an audio engineer and producer at Bias Studios in Springfield, Virginia, from 1991-2001.
Heidi Gerber-Salins’ work has earned GRAMMY© award nominations, New York Festival Radio Awards, an iParenting Best Products Media Award ©, two Parents’ Choice Awards© for work with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and multiple Washington Area Music Association Award nominations.
Audio engineering and production, podcast production, oral history and communities of color, interpretation of African-American historic sites using audio media, mass media effects, soundscapes, media production best practices, critical mixed-race studies, health communication, entertainment education for social change, media production ethics, psychology of recorded performance, consumer media consumption technologies, technology and human behavior.
Creative and Published Works
- Original Cast Recording, Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical (Based on the children’s book by Mo Willems) (2010), Disney/Hyperion Books for Children and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
- L’Tanya Mari’, A Teardrop of Sun (2008), Falconeye Records.
- Gwen Jennier, You’ve Got to Believe (2003), Angel Dog Music.
- Amy Gerber, The Prophet of the Plains (2001)
- Randy Barrett, Lights of Home (2001), Falling Mountain Music.
- Tom Teasley, Global Standard Time (1999), T & T Music.
- Various Artists, Africans in America: America’s Journey Through Slavery (1998), Rykodisk and WGBH Boston.
- Various Artists, Praise the Lord! Gospel Music in Washington, DC (1995), Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. Produced in conjunction with the exhibition Speak to My Heart: Communities of Faith and Contemporary African American Life by the Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture and the Smithsonian Institution.
- Flatcoat Films. Sweet Honey in the Rock, Sacred Ground (1995), EarthBeat/Warner Brothers Records.
- Sue Richards, Hazel Grove (1995), Maggie’s Music.
- Peter Kater, How the West Was Lost (1993), Silver Wave Records for Discovery Networks (Original mini-series soundtrack for the Discovery Channel)
- Various Artists, Roots of Rhythm and Blues: A Tribute to the Robert Johnson Era (1992), Columbia Records. GRAMMY AWARD© nominated recording.
“Morgan State University Campus Companion Tour” (Pilot) 2017 a geolocation-based audio tour published on the izi.travel.com platform and mobile application, created in partnership with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions https://izi.travel/en/102e-morgan-state-university-campus-companion-tour/en
“Walking Through Waverly: Baltimore Murals and Their 2016 Stories,” a geolocation-based audio tour published on the izi.travel.com platform and mobile application https://izi.travel/en/6942-walking-through-waverly-baltimore-murals-and-their-stories/en
“Adult MP3 Users’ Perspectives on Past and Present 2010 Consumer Audio Technology: Does the Music Still Matter?” Paper published in the Journal on the Art of Record Production. Published Article link: https://www.arpjournal.com/asarpwp/adult-mp3-users’-perspectives-on-past-and-present-consumer-audio-technology-does-the-music-still-matter/
“Interracial Couples and Families in Commercials: Are We 2018 Getting It Right?” Paper accepted and presented at the Maryland Communication Association Conference on September 15, Washington, DC with co-author Dr. Janice Smith
“The Role of Social Media in the Effect of Edutainment in 2018 Health Campaigns: A Meta-Analysis.” Paper presented at the Eastern Communication Association Conference, Pittsburgh, PA with co-author Dr. Rodney Carveth
“A Meta-Analysis of Edutainment Studies: Lessons To Be 2018 Learned” Paper presented at the Eastern Sociological Society Conference, Baltimore, MD with co-authors Dr. Rodney Carveth and Ms. Christin Smith
“Exploring the Power Paradigm in Record Production: 2011 An Analysis of Three Collaborative Studio Performances.” Abstract accepted by the International Conference on Art of Record Production, San Francisco, California
“Adult MP3 Users’ Perspectives on Past and Present 2010 Consumer Audio Technology: Does the Music Still Matter?” Paper presented to the International Conference on Art of Record Production, Leeds, United Kingdom. Published Article link: https://www.arpjournal.com/asarpwp/adult-mp3-users’-perspectives-on-past-and-present-consumer-audio-technology-does-the-music-still-matter/
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