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As an audio engineer, producer, musician, and business owner, Jesse Naus has had the privilege of working with some of the top artists in the world ranging from international touring musicians and Broadway actors to some of the most prestigious orchestras in the world.

Starting his journey as a musician, Jesse attended The Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University, earning a Bachelor of Music in Music Technology in 2006. In 2009, after working as a freelance engineer for three years, Jesse founded Red Caiman Media Inc., a recording and production facility in downtown Pittsburgh. With a clientele ranging from local musicians to national/international brands, Red Caiman has grown into one of the premier recording studios in the region.

In 2010, Jesse began his higher education teaching career, accepting a position as an adjunct faculty member at Duquesne University, where he was later promoted to full-time assistant professor in 2020. Jesse has also held an adjunct faculty position at the Rowland School of Business at Point Park University (2013-2019), where he was instrumental in the design and implementation of the student record label - Pioneer Records. From 2012–2016, Jesse held the Chair of Music Technology position at City Music Center of Duquesne University, where he designed and implemented the curriculum for the brand-new Music Technology track of the program. Jesse has been a professional member of the Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and The Audio Engineering Society.

Jesse lives in Pittsburgh with his wife Taylor, their daughter Vera, and bandana-wearing pup Archer.


  • B.M., Duquesne University

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