Ms. Gerber-Salins’ work in audio production, engineering and related areas such as radio, TV and films, spans a wide range of music genres and communication formats. She worked extensively with recording:
Her projects garnered multiple Grammy and Washington Area Music Association (WAMA) nominations, as well as a New York Festivals Radio Award.
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In addition to being an audio producer and engineer, Ms. Gerber-Salins is:
Ms. Gerber-Salins has a BA in Psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder, with a minor in Chorus, where she also studied voice privately???? while in college.
She also has an MA in Communications from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.
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After graduation from college with her BA, she studied Audio Engineering at Omega Studio's School of Applied Recording Arts & Sciences in Rockville, MD. Following graduation from her training at Omega as an audio engineer in 1991, Ms. Heidi Leah Gerber-Salins began working for Bias Recording Studio in Springfield, Virginia, where among other responsibilities she worked as a professional audio engineer and producer for a range of products.
Her mentor when hired by Bias was the then co-owner, Mr. Bill McElroy.
After a hiatus working with trains, Mr. McElroy subsequently went on to become the sole owner of another recording studio called Slipped DISC, located close to northern Richmond, Virginia in the town of Ashland, Virginia. For details about Mr. McElroy, see "Associate Producer" under Phase II.
Heidi officially entered the recording engineering and production worlds when she went to work for Bias Recording in 1991. She immediately began racking up credits. In her first year, she earned a Grammy Certificate for her work on the Columbia project Roots of Rhythm and Blues: The Robert Johnson Era. She followed that up putting in hundreds of hours behind the console, both as engineer and increasingly also as producer.
Heidi loves music, and her clients (who encompass many different musical worlds) love her. A good measure of the truth of this is they continue coming back to work with her at Bias, record after record. Heidi has sprinkled her special magic over projects ranging from:
Heidi's clients enjoy and value her passion for:
One professional measure of how clients value Heidi is demonstrated by those who are members of the Washington Area Music Association (WAMA). [As of when Ms. Gerber-Salins left Bias in 2001] they have nominated her four?? times for "Best Recording Engineer."
Ms. Gerber-Salins served on the Board of Governors for the Washington D.C. Chapter of the Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, which annually awards the GRAMMY’s.
Click here to see list of Ms. Gerber-Salins' credits while at Bias.
[The Bias credits are archived information for the years she was at Bias.]
Ms. Gerber-Salins left Bias Recording Studio in 2001, ten years after beginning there, to establish her audio production and communications company, All Access Audio. First in Reston, VA, and later on the opposite side of Washington, DC in far northern Silver Spring, Maryland. In that role, she worked in coordination with Bias and other recording studios as appropriate to obtain augmented services for her clients, such as when they might need a larger studio setting, say for an orchestra, etc.
While running All Access Audio, Ms. Gerber-Salins attended Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland and obtained her M.A. from the Communication Program. [DATE??? she obtained her MA in Communications in 20??.]
As part of her graduate studies, Ms. Gerber-Salins gave a presentation on her audio production technology research to the 2010 International Art of Record Production Conference. Her paper was titled Adult MP3 Users’ Perspectives on Past and Present Consumer Audio Technology: Does It Still Sound the Same?. The paper was published as part of the conference's 2010 proceedings.
Also while studying for her masters in Communications, Ms. Gerber-Salins also taught undergraduate and graduate-level audio technology courses at American University in Washington, DC, entrepreneurship courses at Howard Community College, (main campus Columbia, Maryland) and audio production workshops at the Levine School of Music in Washington DC. Ms. Gerber-Salins also taught Mass Media Effects [WHERE??] during her graduate studies at Johns Hopkins.
Ms. Gerber-Salins joined the faculty at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland in 2013??? as an Assistant Professor in the School of Global Journalism and Communication for Multiplatform Production. Her teaching interests included:
Six???? years later in fall of 2019, Ms. Gerber-Salins moved to the faculty at Howard University in Washington, DC as an Assistant Professor in the Cathy Hughes School of Communications, Department of Media, Journalism and Film. Her teaching responsibilities at Howard have a more significant emphasis on sound recording for films.
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