By Logan Beck
Robert Eibach, (SMC '04) spent his time at Temple working and playing lacrosse, not knowing that one day he would go on to be a Grammy-award winning record producer.
He began his Temple career as a biochemistry major, but quickly realized he wasn't connecting with the science profession. After hearing about SMC the then-named School of Communications and Theater (now the School of Media and Communication) through a friend and having prior experience with music being a part of a band, he decided to major in Broadcast and Telecommunications in Mass Media.
"I think the overall Temple experience was great," Eibach said.
According to Eibach, Temple's professors and programs were "very accepting" of all students, and provided an environment in which everyone "helped each other out," which helped him learn the fundamentals of how to be successful in the entertainment industry.
Eibach won a Grammy for engineering the Best New Age Album "Wings of Samsara" with Ricky Kej and Wouter Kellerman, marking the seventh Grammy to be won by Temple alumni.
Winning the Grammy is "the greatest accomplishment of his career," according to Eibach.
"It's definitely one of those moments where you look at the paper and you're like 'did this really just happen'," Eibach said.
For Eibach, there is no such thing as a typical day in the office. He stays busy working in the studio, at meetings, producing records, working with clients, and writing and, shooting music videos. It is no surprise that his advice to current students is to get involved as much as possible.
"Find out what you're passionate about and just go for it," Eibach said.