Jack Klotz, MS
Jack Klotz, Jr. is a producer / engineer, musician, educator, and consultant, but he describes himself as being, first and foremost, a lover of great music. He is the creator and Director of the Recording Industry concentration in the Media Studies & Production department and Academic Director for Global Opportunities at Temple University’s School of Media and Communication. He was also part of the team that developed the Philadelphia region’s first degree-granting program in music technology at the Art Institute of Philadelphia. Klotz’s varied music career has included work in jazz, opera, chamber music, rock, R&B, folk, film and TV music, radio dramas and comedy skits… even traditional Japanese music; and has included projects for several Grammy®-nominees and legends of R&B and jazz. He has co-produced and engineered music and sound designs for an Emmy® Award-winning video program, a Barrymore Award-winning Theater company, and a Peabody Award-winning Radio program. As an advisor and technical consultant, he has contributed to several texts, including Recording In The Digital World and The iPad in the Music Studio (Hal Leonard / Berklee Press), and has presented on technology access for blind musicians to the French National Institutes for the Blind, The National Council for the Blind of Ireland, and other institutions. Jack believes deeply in the unifying power of music, and has a decided interest in promoting international and cross-cultural understanding, and to that end has directed several college Study Abroad programs, and currently serves as the Academic Director for Study Away for Temple’s School of Media & Communication. He also served for six years on the Board of Governors of the Philadelphia Chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) – the Grammy® Awards organization, chairing or co-chairing its Education committee during most of his tenure.