Jon Belec has years of experience in the music industry and has been serving FLCC since 2006. Having earned a Bachelor of Science in Sound Recording Technology from SUNY Fredonia, then serving as a staff engineer for The Hit Factory, followed by his work as a freelancer, Jon has had the pleasure of engineering for a variety of artists ranging from Dream Theater to Jennifer Lopez, and Matchbox Twenty to Kanye West. Jon is a classically trained trombonist and professional bassist, but he enjoys the technical side of music recording as well. This allows him to incorporate his extensive background in system design and integration. In addition to his B.S. degree, he earned a Master of Science in Law from Champlain College. Jon's studies in intellectual property and contract law have been vital to FLCC's music business and music recording courses. As a producer, engineer, designer, musician, and educator, his continued experience and versatility prove to be invaluable to the program.