Mike Szostek

Professor
School of Music
Music
M.S., 2017, Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis
B.A., 2015, Olivet Nazarene University

Mike is an Olivet alumnus (’15) and full-time employee in Olivet’s IT department as a System Administrator. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in music from Olivet, a Master of Science degree in music technology from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), and is currently in both a Ph.D. in music technology program at IUPUI and a Bachelor of Arts in computer science program at Olivet. He is also an Apple Teacher with Swift Playgrounds Recognition and an AVID-certified Pro Tools User (v.11). 

He strives to make innovations in how musicians and artists use technology in their practices, performances, and recordings, as well as to utilize his music background in applications, such as designing video games, pro audio projects, building computer and mobile apps, and more. 

Mike recently assisted Olivet’s School of Music in successfully renewing their Apple Distinguished School program for 2017-2019. He offers iLearn@Lunch sessions where users can come and share their digital device experiences and get inspired with new ways of utilizing their devices at work, on stage, at home, and with each other. 

Aside from doing research, development, and training, Mike enjoys tabletop and video games, participating in community events, and creating multimedia projects, such as performing and recording covers of songs, building websites, games, and apps, and video editing.