Cory Schmitt’s passion for audio began in middle school, where he contributed to the award-winning TV programs at Valley Middle School and Carlsbad High School for six years. His early career involved two years of shooting and editing corporate videos for TurningPoint Executive Search, as well as filming and editing short films and recording original songs. In 2020, Cory’s dedication and talent earned him a spot in the esteemed Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University (IU), where he pursued a degree in Audio Engineering & Sound Production.

In 2024, Cory graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Audio Engineering & Sound Production. During his time at IU, he worked on the “Play Hard Podcast” in 2022, and in 2023, he rejoined TurningPoint as a Podcast Production Associate. Cory is also an integral part of the IU Radio and TV Services team. Beyond his academic and professional commitments, he plays drums and collaborates on songwriting for the Indiana-based band Syzygy. The band performed at over 10 venues both on and off campus in 2022, recorded a single, and participated in several local music festivals.

Cory’s exceptional skills in mixing, synthesizing, and engineering both podcasts and live music make him a perfect fit for the new podcast, Hiring Matters, hosted by Ken Schmitt.