Eric Suttman

College of Arts and Sciences: Communication


Having earned degrees in music and communication from the University of Dayton, Eric Suttman joined the faculty in the Department of Communication and serves as a staff member in the Department of Music, starting in 1981. He currently teaches Audio Production for the Department of Communication, is the technical director for the Sears Recital Hall and is a faculty supervisor for the Artstreet Recording Studio & Amphitheatre. Having worked fifteen years as a television producer and audio engineer for PBS, he was awarded regional Emmys seven times. He's done live production work for CNN, Crossfire, Inside Edition, and the McNeil-Leher Newshour. Under his business, Suttman Productions, he is an in-demand free lance music producer throughout the Midwest, having recorded over 2,400 music events in the past thirty years, and specializing in on-location digital recording. In the past, he has taught electric bass and directed the Jazz Ensembles for the University of Dayton Department of Music. His arrangements have been recorded by the U.D. Jazz Ensembles and the Marching Band. He has appeared throughout the world as a professional musician, playing both electric and acoustic basses, and has performed with more than one hundred and twenty different musical ensembles in Europe, the United States and the Caribbean. He is always looking for new performance opportunities.

Eric Suttman also works as part of the administration with the U.D. School of Law faculty and students in the ever increasing use of video and audio presentation technology in the classroom. He, his wife Meg, daughter Eliot and son Declan host a bi-annual music festival at their farm in Miamisburg, Ohio.

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