A little about myself: I'm a Music Engineering student whose primary interests include dark coffee, software development, programming, playing/listening to jazz, cooking, and table tennis. Take a look at my resume if you're so inclined.


College, High School, and Other Noteworthy Milestones

As a recent graduate of the University of Miami in Coral Gables, I just received my BS in Music Engineering with a focus in Computer Engineering and Jazz Piano. As a Music Engineer, I find that more and more of my life is seeming to be suplemented with nerdy quips and comparisons to audio-related topics, such as:

Tempo and pitch are in the same spectrum, they're just way far apart. If us humans tried to reside within the periodicity of pitch, we wouldn't fit. We would be way to big for that tempo- way too big...

In succombing to this reality of degradation in social appropriatness, it has become a cultural normality of the MUE to make such references, and in-general, live one's life through the lens of audio. This transformation best summarizes my education, interests, and outlook on life.

Work Experience

School of Engineering

Programming TA/Grader, University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL

This experience has been my first "official" teaching post, and so far I am thoroughly enjoying my experiences as a TA/grader. The course, (EEN 118 - Introuductory Programming), that I assist in teaching the lab for is TA-ed by two other UM students as well, and I think I speak for all of us in saying how we learn new challenges every day in conveying the beauty and hatred which are both embodied by the skill of programming.

Product Marketing Intern, Shure Inc.
Niles, IL

Having the chance to be a part of Shure was a defining experience in my life. As the Product Marketing Intern, I was lucky enough to be exposed to numerous projects and assignments, all of which pertaining to the company's scope within the industry. I learned more about the workforce than I ever could have imagined, and was overwhelmed with the opportunities and possibilities available within a corporate environment.

Luckily, I was able to utilize my internship experience for school credit as well. Reference the Internship Class Page for course-related documents (including a written account of my time with Shure), as well as other highlights from the internship. Also, check out ANDI, one of my larger assignments while working with Shure.

Weeks Studio Manager, University of Miami
Miami, FL

My time as the Studio Manager for the Weeks Recording Studio was a phenominal experience. I had the opportunity to work with a proactive staff in maintaining the Music Engineering Department's state-of-the-art Recording Studio. As well as becoming extremely proficient in the maintenance aspects of the studio's hardware, I feel as if we all gained a heightened level of experience in general recording tecnhiques, and I personally feel much more comfortable with basic delegation and management skills.

Racquet Technician, Sales Associate, RacquetWorld
Miami, FL

As a Racquet Technician, I provided the labor required to maintain and repair customer's racquets, and guided them to make proper purchasing decisions as a Sales Associate. My stay with RacquetWorld was a valuable retail experience, as well as a culturally diverse exploration of the nature of a business built and run in Southern Miami.

Technological Experience

Four years of UMiami's training, summed up in a few lists.

With the myriad of assignments pushed at us in the 4 years as a Music Engineer, there are several pieces of software which we become alarmingly familiar with. My experience with the following programs/platforms are what I would call proficient.


Find related projects on the
  • MS Visual Studio
  • MS Office Suite
  • Matlab
  • Xcode
  • Logic
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Motion
  • Soundtrack Pro
  • ProTools
  • Finale/Sibelius
  • Microsoft OS
  • Mac OS X

I would also make the claim to be more than proficient in the following programming languages, if one were interested and had dared to keep reading.

Programming Languages

  • C/C++
  • Visual Basic
  • Assembly
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • Matlab
  • Processing/Wiring (Java)
  • Objective-C

Extracurricular Activities

Honors Society

I recently graduated from the University of Miami as a member of the University's General Honors Program. My cumulitive GPA is 3.79, and the majority of my coursework focused on computer engineering and other music-related technical engineering topics.

Table Tennis

I am a very active Table Tennis player, and have played with a variety of clubs and associations. I recently played with the UM Table Tennis Club. I'm always interested in playing new people, so feel free to let me know if you ever want to hit around.

Sam Drazin © 2018

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