Pursuing NASM approval for an undergraduate music technology degree

November 20th, 2007

ATMI 2007 National Conference in Salt Lake City, UT. ABSTRACT – The National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) maintains a broad set of guidelines for music technology degrees. Even after assembling the required resources to establish such a degree program, applying for NASM approval can seem like a daunting task. This paper will discuss [...]

Discussion boards as a platform for sharing composition assignments

November 20th, 2007

CMS 2007 Pre-Conference Technology BootCamp in Salt Lake City, UT. ABSTRACT – Most learning management systems feature online discussion forums, allowing students and instructors to communicate asynchronously outside of class meetings. However, beyond their ability to exchange text messages, most also include the option of attaching small files to user posts. It has also become [...]

desire for

September 25th, 2007

Fall 2007 Faculty Composers Recital @ Elizabeth Hall Auditorium, Stetson University in DeLand, FL. In the summer of 2007, I traveled to Europe with my family. Late one afternoon while resting in a Swiss hotel, the sounds of an alphorn ensemble in the distance began to echo through the alley into the window. The slow, [...]

Invention of the Wheel

April 19th, 2007

During a Spring 2007 special topics course, I oversaw a group of eight students in the production of a CD/DVD package entitled The Invention of the Wheel for Mobile Performance Group. The material was based on pieces that had been developed during our visits to San Jose for ISEA and Brooklyn for Conflux.  The overriding [...]

granular toolkit v1.49

March 19th, 2007

By far the most popular download on this website.  This set of externals and abstractions developed using several granular synthesis concepts. Effects available in this download include pitch shifting, spatializing, “clouds”, chord production and looping. A paper about this software that was presented at the SEAMUS 2002 National Conference at the University of Iowa.  Later, [...]

also apply

March 16th, 2007

Performed on the Spring 2007 Faculty Composers Recital. Held at Elizabeth Hall Auditorium, Stetson University in DeLand, FL. Since 2004, I have made a series of recordings capturing familiar water sounds and used them as inspiration for my work.  This piece musically recreates gestures that evoke the patter of a moderate rain and waves crashing upon the [...]