2013 - MA, Audio Technology, American University
Thesis title: Return to Vinyl: The Future of High Fidelity, Capstone Project: Produce, direct, record, edit, mix and deliver on DVD in surround-sound a 60 minute PBS-ready live music showcase

1985 - BS, Business, College Of The Ozarks, 1985


2016 - Associate Professor, Daytona State College
2013 - Assistant Professor, Daytona State College
2008 - Instructor, Daytona State College


2008 to present - Conceived, designed and implemented new Associate of Science degree program in Music Production Technology. Daytona State College - Daytona Beach, FL


Post Production Sound
Post Production Sound is a project oriented approach to audio post-production techniques, includes CD mastering, Surround Sound mixing, integration of dialog, sound effects and music in film and video productions.

Live Recording Techniques
Live Recording Techniques is a study of live-concert recording techniques. Students explore the unique challenges involved in recording live performances. Topics include selection and operation of recording equipment, synchronization and transformer isolation. Students create a live recording under the supervision of instructor.

Studio Production
Studio Production is a detailed study of the role of the music producer and recording engineer. Topics include musical arrangement, lead sheets, number charts, union documentation and payment practices. Students create "demo" and "master" projects under the supervision of the instructor.

Soundtrack Development
Soundtrack Development is a project-oriented approach to the development of soundtracks for audio-visual presentations such as motion pictures, TV shows and commercials. It covers basic principles of graphics design and technology, basic video editing techniques, DVD authoring, Foley, ADR, music timing, sweetening and sound replacement.

Audio Engineering II
A continuation of Audio Engineering I, this course is an advanced study of the equipment used in the modern recording studio. Emphasis is placed on critical listening, ear training and aesthetics.

Audio Engineering II Lab
This course is a hands on companion to Audio Engineering II. Students apply advanced recording techniques in order to complete a finished mixed project.

Audio Engineering I
Audio Engineering I is a detailed study of the equipment used in the modern recording studio. Emphasis is placed on each component of the recording process. Students receive an introduction to the recording session and modern recording studio practices.

Audio Engineering I Lab
This course is a hands on companion to Audio Engineering I. Students apply recording techniques in order to complete a finished mixed project.

Sound Reinforcement
Sound Reinforcement is a study of current technology and techniques in sound reinforcement. Students focus upon the selection and operation of sound equipment for venues ranging in size from small clubs to large concert halls. Topics include live mixing and monitor equalization.

Survey of Recording Technology
Survey of Recording Technology is an introductory course presenting an overview of recording technology as related to the music industry. The survey course provides an overall history of modern recording technology and techniques.

Contemporary Ensemble II
Contemporary Ensemble II is a continuation of Contemporary Ensemble I offering the opportunity to perform more advanced material.

Contemporary Ensemble I
Contemporary Ensemble I is a course in which students work together as a band in genres such as rock, pop, blues and country and perform before a live audience twice each semester.

History of Country Music
History of Country Music is an overview of the history and culture of American country music. This course explores the origin and progression of the genre and its relationship to other modern musical genres. Attention is given to the influence of the economic and sociological concerns of the day on the lyrical and musical content of the genre.


2014 "Studio Management American University, Washington, DC, guest lecturer
2014 "The Current State of the Music Industry Daytona State College, Daytona Beach, FL
guest lecturer and presenter
2013 Interviewed Mr. Mike Curb for the L. Gale Lemerand Center for Entrepreneurship, Daytona Beach, FL
2003-2008 Conducted classes in guitar building and assembly for United Auto Workers throughout the Midwestern United States. IQ Learning Systems, St Louis MO
2000 "The e-Studio Summit Nashville, TN, guest speaker and panel chair for surround audio and new media
2000 "Hands On 5.1 Mixing Seminar Nashville, TN, panel moderator
1999-2004 Conducted seminars and developed course structure in surround mixing and studio management. School For Audio Engineering - Nashville, New York, Glasgow, Scotland
1995-2004 Conducted regular seminars in recording technique and studio management. Belmont University, Middle Tennessee State, Appalachian State, School For Audio Engineering


Assistant Chair 2010-present, Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Art, Daytona State College
Teaching and Learning Committee 2010-2012 Daytona State College


Association of Florida Colleges (AFC) 2008 to present
National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS) (Grammys) 1998-present
Grammy Producers & Engineers Wing 2000- present
Audio Engineering Society (AES) 1989-present


Jake Niceley is
an award winning audio engineer and sound designer, as well as
Associate Professor at
Daytona State College.

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