Title: Recording Arts Instructor and Sound Engineer
Company: University of Nevada, Reno
Location: Reno, Nevada, United States
Tom Gordon, recording arts instructor and sound engineer at the University of Nevada, Reno, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in sound engineering.
With over three decades of experience to his credit, Mr. Gordon is a proven expert in the fields of sound engineering and recording arts education. Since 1998, he has operated as the studio manager and head engineer and producer at Imirage Sound Lab Studio, adjacent to his responsibilities as the owner of Inspired Amateur Production. Furthermore, he has served as a recording sciences lecturer at the University of Nevada, Reno since 2007, and as an engineer and producer at Whitesnake’s Hook City Studio since 2017. After earning a Bachelor of Science in recording sciences at the University of Southern California in 1991, Mr. Gordon began his professional career working as the head engineer of Granny’s House, Sierra Sonics Recording Mansion until 1998.
Well regarded for his creative output, Mr. Gordon has produced and recorded a wealth of albums over the course of his career from a number of notable artists, including Ozzy Osbourne, Dr. Dre, The Beach Boys, Bruce Dickenson of Iron Maiden, and Boyz II Men. To commemorate his accomplishments in the field, he has been recognized with a plethora of accolades, including an Emmy Award in 2014, a Beautiful Mind Award in 2013 for his dedication as an educator, and Platinum Record Awards for Dr. Dre’s “Chronic 2001” in 2002, Collective Soul’s self-titled album in 1995, and Boyz II Men’s “II” in 1994. Mr. Gordon is notably proud of his work on Dr. Dre’s “Chronic 2001,” which has inspired the artist to include the theme of John Carpenter’s 1978 movie, “Halloween,” into the song “Murder Ink.” As part of his own musical endeavors, he has recorded several notable tracks and extended plays for charitable causes, including his recent 2021 single, “Tom Gordon’s Battle Scar,” in honor of the American Indian Graduate and the Washoe County School District music program. In the coming years, Mr. Gordon hopes to earn a master’s degree and release a full-length album.
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