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Tommy Schaeffer

Tommy Schaeffer

Founder & Owner
Tommy graduated from Lehigh University with degrees in both Mechanical Engineering and Theatrical Production & Design. In addition to that formal education, he has also studied music composition, film production, acting and improvisation.

Driven by his passion for music, film, and performance with unwavering attention to detail to produce high quality audio both on location and in the studio, he couples strong artistic talents with acute technical skills to excel as a highly diversified production engineer.

He has been working as an audio engineer since 2007 and has credits for location audio, post-production studio mixing/mastering, original music composition and live performance mixing.
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What is a Polymath?

(text borrowed from Wikipedia)

A polymath (Greek: πολυμαθής, polymathēs, “having learned much”) is a person whose expertise spans a significant number of different subject areas; such a person is known to draw on complex bodies of knowledge to solve specific problems.

Embodying a basic tenet of Renaissance humanism that humans are limitless in their capacity for development, the concept led to the notion that people should embrace all knowledge and develop their capacities as fully as possible. This is expressed in the term “Renaissance man”, often applied to the gifted people of that age who sought to develop their abilities in all areas of accomplishment: intellectual, artistic, social and physical.

Many notable polymaths lived during the Renaissance period, a cultural movement that spanned roughly the 14th through to the 17th century that began in Italy in the Late Middle Ages and later spread to the rest of Europe. These polymaths had a rounded approach to education that reflected the ideals of the humanists of the time. A gentleman or courtier of that era was expected to speak several languages, play a musical instrument, write poetry and so on, thus fulfilling the Renaissance ideal.

The idea of a universal education was essential to achieving polymath ability, hence the word university was used to describe a seat of learning. At this time, universities did not specialize in specific areas, but rather trained students in a broad array of science, philosophy and theology. This universal education gave them a grounding from which they could continue into apprenticeship toward becoming a master of a specific field.