Dr. Howard Jonathan Fredrics

Curiculum Vita

(current as of March 2011 )

e-mail:  howard@howardfredrics.com

 

 Selected Grants and Awards

          AHRB Small Grant for the Creative and Performing Arts (£5000) – (2004-05) for the

            composition of a new multimedia opera, “The Whitechapel Whirlwind”

 

         Kessler Foundation Grant (£750) to support the performance of “The Whitechapel

            Whirlwind” opera (2005)

 

          BIAS, Inc. In-kind Grant (£10,000) – software licenses in consideration of the company’s

            right to distribute impulse response recordings with their products (2003).

 

          Kingston University Blackboard Development Grant (£350)  to support development of

            electronic curriculum materials (2003)

 

          ASCAP special awards (1992-93, 1993-94, 1994-95, 1995-96, 1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99. 1999-

            2000, 2000-2001, 2001-2002, 2002-2003, 2003-2004, 2004-2005, 2005-2006) ($1000 each award)

 

       Audioease, Inc. Research Grant for development of impulse response data set. -

$4400 awarded in software licenses (Altiverb MAS Plug-in)

 

          Center For Humanities Research Fellowship ($1000), Texas A&M University (2000-2001)

 

          Scholarly and Creative Activities Research Grant ($7500) for composition and research

            in Sweden, Texas A&M University (2000)

 

          Computing Equipment Grant ($85,000), College of Liberal Arts, Texas A&M University,

            for development of a Music Computing Lab (2000)

 

          Luigi Russolo Competition Jury Prize for Vagvisa För Mitt Ofödda Barn (1998)

 

          National Endowment For The Arts Grant for residency at Atlantic Center for the Arts

            (1995)

 

          Meet The Composer Grant for performances of Vagvisa För Mitt Ofödda Barn  (1995)

 

          Tampa Bay Composers' Forum International Competition - for Vagvisa För Mitt

            Ofödda Barn  (1995)

 

          Musica Nova Special Prize for The Raven's Kiss (1995)

 

          Luigi Russolo Jury Prize for The Raven's Kiss (1995)

 

``•       Hutchinson Fellowship for one year, University of Texas at Austin (1994-95).

 

          Telly  Award  for PBS series theme, Texas Parks And Wildlife (1994)

 

          Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States award (1994)

 

          Bourges International Electroacoustic Music jury award for The Raven's Kiss (1993)

 

          Emmy Award for PBS series theme, Texas Parks And Wildlife (1993)

 

          Fulbright Grant to Sweden for Music Composition (1992-1993)

 

Selected Commissions and Publication of Compositions

"Not From This Anger," for baritone and piano, Jomar Press (1980)

"Woodwind Quartet," Jomar Press (1981)

"Baby With The Bathwater," for tape commissioned by Theatre Collective,

      Auracle Music (1987)                                        

                     "The Open Road," for chamber ensemble, Franklin-Douglas Music (1988)               

"Moonlight," for chamber ensemble, Franklin-Douglas Music (1988)

                     "Robots," for tape, Franklin-Douglas Music  (1988)

"The Mockingbird," for baritone and tape, Auracle Music (1988)

"Out in Left Field," for tape, commissioned by Debbie Butts, Auracle Music (1988)

"As The Spirit Wanes," for solo piano, Jomar Press (1988)

"Inventory," for tape, commissioned by Chicago House, Auracle Music (1988)

"The Laundromat," for tape commissioned by Theatre Collective, Auracle Music

            (1988)

"Laundry and Bourbon," for tape, commissioned by Theatre Collective, Auracle

            Music (1988)

"Chaotic Structures,"  for interactive electronics, Auracle Music (1989)

"Down," for chamber ensemble with electronics - film score, commissioned by

            Michael Cohn, Auracle Music (1989)

"The Accidental Death of An Anarchist," for orchestra, commissioned by Capitol

            City Playhouse, Auracle Music (1989)

"Endangered Plants," for chamber ensemble, commissioned by Texas Parks &

            Wildlife TV series, Auracle Music (1989)

"Inevitable Conflicts," for soprano and string orchestra, Auracle Music (1991)

"No Help for That," for narrator and tape, Auracle Music (1991)

"The Tragedy of The Leaves," for tape Auracle Music (1991)

“Psalm 42,”for chorus and organ, Jomar Press (1991)                           

"The Raven's Kiss,"  for tape, Auracle Music (1993)

"Vagvisa För Mitt Ofödda Barn," for soprano and tape, Auracle Music (1994)         

"Octźte,"  for chamber ensemble, Auracle Music (1995)

"Variations for Flute Duet," commissioned by G. Margadant, Auracle Music (1995)

"New Horizons," for orchestra and chorus, Commissioned by Burlington Northern

            Railroad, Auracle Music (1995)

"Music in the Age of Iron," for flute, tape and video, commissioned by Nathaniel

            Bobbitt, Auracle Music (1996)

"Screams From Lima," commissioned by Diffusion i Média, Auracle Music (1998)

"Anarchist Suite," University Microfilms, Inc. and Auracle Music (1998)

"Music from Wedekind's Lulu," commissioned by Pacific Resident Theatre, Auracle

      Music (1999)

"2 Flies," commissioned by Capitol University, Auracle Music (2000)

"Grodorna,"  for soprano and tape, Auracle Music (2000)

"The Purple Locket," ballet for orchestra, commissioned by the Brazos Valley

            Symphony, Auracle Music (2001)

"Northern Lights," for soprano, mezzo-soprano, percussion and tape

            commissioned by Duo Sonnekus (2001), Auracle Music (2001)

“Texas Parks & Wildlife Series Theme – Revised,” commissioned by the Texas

            Parks & Wildlife Department (2002)

“The Unpardonable Sin” for mezzo-soprano and piano, Auracle Music, 2003

“The Whitechapel Whirlwind” multimedia opera-in-progress. (2005)

“Macbeth” – incidental theatre music for electronic sounds, commissioned by Red Shark
             Productions and White Rabbit Theatre, NYC, directed by Kelly Johnston. (2011)

 

Selected Recordings

          Screams From Lima, for computer generated tape, commissioned by Diffusion i Média

            CD label, on "Miniatures Concrétes" IMED 9837 (1998).

 

          Vagvisa För Mitt Ofödda Barn, for soprano and tape on SEAMUS  #5, EAM 9601 (1996)

            and on ISMEAM 1997 CD, HEAR 103 (1997).

 

          The Raven's Kiss, for tape on the 1994 ICMC CD, DIEM.  Also  on SEAMUS # 4, EAM

            9501 (1995) and as part of the music literature text, Selvät Sävelet, Otava Publishing

            P6771, (1997).

 

          Bukowski Songs, a cassette & CD of works for chamber ensemble, voices, and

            electronics on the Auracle label, distributed by Water Row Press, Auracle 9601 (1996)

 

          The Tragedy of The Leaves, for tape - CDCM Computer Music Series, v. 20,  Centaur,

             CRC 2245 (1995).  Co-producer and Digital Mastering Engineer for all selections on CD.

  

          Hypnosis for chamber orchestra on the Omnimusic series, "Spoof," OM 83 (1995).

 

          Pantomime for chamber orchestra on the Omnimusic series, "Spoof," OM 83 (1995).

 

          Out of Whack for chamber orchestra on the Omnimusic series, "Spoof," OM 83 (1995).

 

          Clowning Around for chamber orchestra on the Omnimusic series, "Spoof," OM 83

            (1995).

 

          Texas Hill Country, for mixed ensemble on the Omnimusic series, "The Natural World,"

            OM 66 (1993).

 

          Texas Wildrice for mixed ensemble, on the Omnimusic series, "The Natural World,"

            OM 66 (1993).

 

          Underwater Flow for mixed ensemble on the Omnimusic series, "The Natural World,"

            OM 66 (1993).

 

          The Open Road, for mixed ensemble, on the Omnimusic series, "American Images,"

             OM 28 (1988)

          Moonlight,  for chamber ensemble, on the Omnimusic series, "Candlelight,"  OM 31

            (1988)

 

          Robots,  for electronic media on the Omnimusic series, "Living in The Future," 

            OM 33 (1988).

 

          Music For Martha Clarke's Vienna Lusthaus - Orchestrator for Richard Peaslee's music, Musical Heritage Society - MHS 912098Z (1987)

 

Selected Publications

Kid Berg, Uneven Steps. Vol. 2, 2004, p. 6-8.

 

In The Ring, Jewish Renaissance. Vol. 3, Issue 4, 2004, p. 22.

 

Review of Studio in a Box, Electronic Musician. September, 2002

 

Review of Bias Deck 3.01, Electronic Musician, Summer, 2002

 

Bouncing Off Walls, Electronic Musician, March, 2002, p. 98-103.

 

Review of NoTAM DSP 1.0, Electronic Musician, May, 2001, p. 188, 190.

 

Review of International Computer Music Conference: Evening Concert 3 Array:  The

Journal of The International Computer Music Association, Fall, 2000.

 

         Intervallic Symmetry as Metaphor for A Cybernetic Age, Proceedings of the International

Computer Music Conference, 2000, p. 32-37, reprinted in the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States, Vol. XV No. 2 Fall/Winter 2000-2001, p. 5-13.

 

            Lars Gunnar Bodin's 'Anima':  An Analysis of The Relationship Between Intervallic

      Symmetry And The Philosophies of Herbert Marcuse and Carl Jung, accepted for 2002 publication  in expanded form (expected Fall, 2005) in Ex Tempore:  A Journal of Compositional and Theoretical Research in Music.

 

The Fredrics Impulse Response Archive, audio soundfiles published in The Csound Book, 

Richard Boulanger, ed., MIT Press, March, 2000.. Published by Berkley Interactive Audio Systems (BIAS, Inc.) in conjunction with their Peak 4 audio editing and signal processing software, November 2002.

 

The Fredrics Collection, a set of Csound software instruments published in The Csound Book, Richard Boulanger, ed., MIT Press, March, 2000.

 

Review of International Computer Music Conference: Evening Concert 6 Array:  The

Journal of The International Computer Music Association, Winter, 2000.

 

CD Review of Acousmatica I, SAN Diffusion, September, 1999, p. 10-11, reprinted in

eContact: The Journal of The Canadian Electroacoustic Community  2.2. ix, 1999.

 

Bukowski, Charles, Reach For The Sun: Selected Letters 1978-1994, Volume 3, ed.

        Seamus Cooney, Black Sparrow Press, 1999.  Includes correspondence with the

        author.

 

Present and Future Methods for Archiving and Storage of Sound Recordings, Proceedings of the Second Symposium of Music  (September, 1993). Revised and reprinted in Journal of the Society of Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States  (Winter, 1999).

 

            The History of Compositional Aesthetics in the 20th Century:  Polarity and

                  Reconcilliation,  Proceedings of the Second Symposium of Music  (September, 1993). 

                  Revised and reprinted in Shoptalk: The Journal of the Texas Computer Musicians

                  Network, 1:1  (January, 1997).

 

Charles Bukowski:  An Annotated Bibliography of Poems 1982-1993, Sure  11 (1996)

 

         Liner Notes to Music From SEAMUS Volume 5, EAM 9601 (1996).

 

         Liner Notes to CDCM Volume 20:  Music From The University of Texas,

               Centaur 2245 (1995).

 

         Liner Notes to Music From SEAMUS Volume 4, EAM 9501 (1995).

 

         Liner Notes to ICMC 94, DIEM, (1994).

 

            Granular Synthesis Orchestra, Csound Magazine, Winter 2000,

                   http://www.csounds.com/ezine/Winter2000/synthesis/ - citation

 

 

Selected Conference Papers

Crosscurrents in Popular and Experimental Music:  A New Model for Teaching

Electroacoustic Music Literature, presented at the Technology Institute for Music

            Education (TiME) National Conference, Columbus, OH, February, 2001. Also

            presented at the North Carolina Computer Music Festival, Raleigh,

            NC, March 18, 2002, and at the Annual Meeting of the College Music Society,

            September 26-29, 2002

 

Intervallic Symmetry as Metaphor for A Cybernetic Age, presented at the International

            Computer Music Conference, Berlin, Germany, August, 2000.

 

            Lars Gunnar Bodin's 'Anima':  An Analysis of The Relationship Between Intervallic

                    Symmetry And The Philosophies of Herbert Marcuse and Carl Jung, presented at the

                    New England Conference of Music Theorists, Brandeis University, March, 2000.

 

            The History of Compositional Aesthetics in the 20th Century:  Polarity and

                        Reconciliation, Second Symposium of Music, Salvator, Bahia, Brazil, September,

                        1993.

 

            Present and Future Methods for Archiving and Storage of Sound Recordings, Second

                    Symposium of Music, Salvator, Bahia, Brazil, September, 1993.

           

 

            Timbre as A Structural Process, presented at Musikhögskolan, Stockholm (October, 1992),

                    The Sibelius Academy, Helsinki (February, 1993), and EMS, Stockholm (May, 1993).

 

Significant Peformances and Broadcasts

Macbeth, incidental theatre music and sound design for electronic sounds.

            Wings Theatre, NYC (3/2011)

The Whitechapel Whirlwind, a multimedia opera with interactive electronics, voices and instruments.

            The Bloomsbury Theatre, London – work-in-progress performance of 45

                                    minutes in duration. (3/2005)

                                    Excerpts broadcast on BBC London Radio. (3/2005)

                                    Additional performance scheduled for October, 2006 at York Hall, London

 

Northern Lights for soprano, mezzo-soprano, percussion and tape

            International Computer Music Conference, Miami (11/04)

            Broadcast on Resonance FM, London (3/03)

            SEAMUS National Conference, Tempe, AZ (3/03)

            MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music New Music & Art Festival

                        (10/02)

       Duo Sonnekus Concert, Wayne, NJ by Duo Sonnekus (11/19/2001)

            Ball State University Electroacoustic Concert, Muncie, IN (2/9/2002)

                                    International Festival of Electroacoustic Music - Spring in Havana, Havana

                                          Cuba, 3/3-3/10/02

            Kristin Norderval concert, Oslo, Norway, (May, 2002)

            VonDrei Trio concert, Oslo, Norway, (Fall, 2002)

 

The Purple Locket ballet for orchestra and interactive electronics

            Brazos Valley Symphony, Rudder Theatre, College Station, TX (January,

                        2001)

                        Kalvos and Damian's New Music Bazaar, WGDR-FM, Plainfield, VT and

www.kalvos.org internet simulcast, 12/8/01

 

2 Flies for narrator and MIDI ensemble

            NOW Festival, Columbus, OH by Capital University MIDI Ensemble (2/00)

 

Music for Wedekind's Lulu for orchestra

            Pacific Resident Theatre, Venice, CA, (continuous run from 3/99-5/99)

Kalvos and Damian's New Music Bazaar, WGDR FM 91.1,

                        North Plainfield, VT/Real Audio Internet Cybercast (7/00)

 

                        Grodorna for mezzo-soprano and tape or tape alone

                                    Fylkingen EAM Festival (10/2003)

                                    SEAMUS Conference (3/2001)

 

Screams From Lima for tape

                                    40th Anniversary of Edgard Varese's Poeme Electronique Festival, Mills College, Oakland, CA (5/98)

            Electromusica radio program broadcast, Radio Argentina (8/98)

            Musica Nova radio program broadcast, Londrina, Brazil (9/98)

            First Symposium on Music and Computers, Corfu, Greece (10/98)

            CEMI 35th Anniversary Concert, Denton, TX (11/98)

                        International Computer Music Conference, Beijing, China (10/99)

                        Arts NOW Series, North Carolina State University (10/99)

                        Kennedy Center, Washington, DC by Contemporary Forum (11/99)

                        Beckonings Listening Forum, KZSU 90.1 FM, Stanford, CA (12/99)

                        NOW Festival, Columbus Ohio (2/00)

                        SEAMUS National Conference, Baton Rouge, LA (3/2001)

                        University of Illinois Electroacoustic Music Concert, Urbana, IL (4/2001)

Mappings, Antenna Radio, Internet Radio Broadcast,

                        www.antennaradio.com/avant/mappings/, 9/18/01

            Fylkingen Festival of EAM (10/2003)

 

Vagvisa För Mitt Ofödda Barn for soprano and tape

            Sarus Ensemble concert, Helsinki, Finland by Lori Joachim (1/95)

            New Jersey New Music Ensemble, Wayne, NJ  by Lori Joachim (1/95)

            1995 SEAMUS Conference at Ithaca, NY by Lori Joachim (3/95)

            1995 Banff Arts Festival at Banff, Alberta, Canada - Broadcast on the Canadian Broadcast Corp. 's "Two New Hours" radio program (9/95)

            Korean Electro-Acoustic Music Society Festival (10/95)

            Florida Electroacoustic Music Festival, Gainesville, FL (3/96)

            Tampa Bay Composer's Forum, Tampa, FL  by Shelly Cuthbertson (4/96)

            JIM '96 Festival, Caen, France  by Lori Joachim (5/96)

            "20th Century VOX" radio broadcast, KPBX-FM, Spokane (7/96)

            American Composers Forum  Concert  Series -- various performances

                        throughout 1996-7 season

            HEAR Festival, Sarvar Hungary by Zsuszanna Skoff (8/97)

            ISCM World Music Days, Seoul, Korea  by Lori Joachim (10/97)

            Swedish Radio P2  "Music News" radio broadcast (10/97)

            International Computer Music Festival, Kobe, Japan by Hashiramoto

                        Megumi (9/98)

            SCI National Conference, New York, NY by Erika Sunnegardh (4/99)

                        NOW Festival, Columbus Ohio by Lori Joachim (2/00)

Foldover, WOBC-FM, Oberlin, OH 1/20/01

                                    North Carolina Computer Music Festival, Raleigh, NC by Lori Joachim

                                          Fredrics, (3/19/02)

           

The Raven's Kiss  for tape

            1993 Skinkan  Festival, Skinnskateberg, Sweden (6/93)

            Swedish National Radio P1 broadcast (9/93)

            Sibelius Academy Electronic Music Concert Series, Helsinki, Finland (4/94)

            1994 Society for Electro-Acoustic Music (SEAMUS) Conference at

                        Middlebury, VT  (4/94)

            KUT-FM radio broadcast, Austin, TX (7/94)

            1994 International Computer Music Conference, Ārhus, Denmark (9/94)

            SEAMUS 10th Anniversary Concert, S.U.N.Y., Stonybrook, NY(9/94)

            KPFK-FM radio SCREAM series  broadcast, Los Angeles, CA (11/94)

            University of Illionois Electroacoustic Music Series, Urbana, IL (1/95)

            1995 South Bank "Plugged" International Tape Music Festival, London, UK (2/95)

            Janacek Hall, Prague, Czech Republic (11/95)

Corcoran Gallery, Washington, DC, Contemporary Music Forum of

            Washington (11/95)                       

            Birmingham ElectroAcoustic Sound Theatre (BEAST)  Rumours '96

                        Festival, Birmingham, UK (2/96)

            MediaMix96 Festival, York, UK (5/96)

            ISCM World Music Days 1996, Copenhagen (9/96)

            Brooklyn College Gallery of Art, Brooklyn, NY (11/96)

            Groupes de Rechźrches Musicales Son Mu 97, Maison Du Radio France, Paris (1/97)

Soundbox 2.0, KIASMA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland

(on exhibition 3/99-9/99)

                        NOW Festival, Columbus Ohio (2/00)

Mappings, Antenna Radio, Internet Radio Broadcast,

www.antennaradio.com/avant/mappings/, 9/18/01

 

No Help for That for narrator, tape and dancers

            Ventures in Computer and Electronic Music (VICEM) festival, Asheville,

                        NC (3/92)

            KUT-FM radio broadcast, Austin, TX  (7/92).

            Sarus Ensemble concert, Helsinki, Finland with Craig Nazor (9/94)

            Choreographed by Ma Bo for The Guangdong Modern Dance Company,

                        International Computer Music Conference, Hong Kong (8/96)

                        NOW Festival, Columbus Ohio (2/00)

 

The Tragedy of The Leaves  for tape

            KUT-FM radio broadcast, Austin, TX (7/92)

            1992 International Computer Music Conference at San Jose, CA (10/92)

            1993 Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in The U.S. (SEAMUS) Conference

                        at Austin, TX (3/93)

            Sibelius Academy Electronic Music Concert series (11/93)

            Radio Argentina Broadcast (12/95)

            Groupes de Rechźrches Musicales Son Mu 97 concert, Maison Du Radio

                        France, Paris (1/97)

            Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT (4/99)

                        NOW Festival, Columbus Ohio (2/00)

 

The Mockingbird for baritone/actor and tape

            International Electronic Music Plus Festival, Oberlin, OH by Gerald

                        Crawford (9/89)

            Ventures in Computer and Electronic Music (VICEM) festival, Asheville,

                        NC (3/92)

            Sarus Ensemble concert, Helsinki, Finland (9/94)

                        NOW Festival, Columbus Ohio by Mark Baker (2/00)

                  Meadows Museum of Art, by Howard Fredrics, March, 24, 2002.

                        Recital by Kurt Ollmann, Santa Fe, NM (12/02)

 

Chaotic Structures  for interactive electronics

            Sarus Ensemble multimedia concert at The Oberlin Conservatory, Oberlin,

                        OH (4/92)

            1993 Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in The U.S. (SEAMUS) Conference

                        at Austin, TX (3/93)

            Sarus Ensemble Concert, Helsinki, Finland (9/94)

            Lecture-Recital, College Music Society/ATMI Conference, San Juan, PR

                        (10/98)

                        NOW Festival, Columbus Ohio by Howard Fredrics and Rocky Reuter

                                    (2/00)

 

 

TEACHING/ADMINISTRATION EXPERIENCE

Kingston University:

Sr. Lecturer of Creative Music Technology (9/02 - 7/06)

Activities:

          Route Leader of Creative Music Technology

          Module leader – supervise teams of module tutors

          Provide leadership in curriculum design of Creative Music Technology and Composing for New Media pathways.

          School of Music representative to the EC-funded MUSICWEB Project, including conducting sensitive negotiations for allocation of grant funds to member institutions, as well as providing training presentations for European Conservatory representatives.

          Member of Faculty ICT Strategy Group – represented the School in negotiations for successful Capital Bid Award.

          School of Music Liason to Gateway School – BA course validation representative.

          Member of School of Music ICT Working Group

          School of Music ICT Workshops Coordinator

          BMus Course Committee Member

          Panel Member for Popular Music and Creative Music Technology searches

          Deliver lectures and tutorials in Creative Music Technology, Music Since 1945 and Composing for New Media

          Conduct éCOOTer Ensemble – Contemporary and Electroacoustic Music

          Perform research

 

Texas A&M University:

  Assistant Professor of Composition, Theory and Music Technology (9/99 – 5/03)

          Classroom and private instruction in undergraduate instrumental and electroacoustic music composition, sound recording, electroacoustic music literature and history, 20th century music history, and first year music theory.

Activities:

         Implemented plans for a music computing lab and media recording studio, with

            construction budgets in excess of $500,000.

 

          Director of Music Computing Lab and Media Recording Studio.

 

          Music Program B.A. Curriculum Committee member.

 

          Music Program Technology Lab and Recording Studio Development Committee member.

 

          Music Theory Search Committee member.

 

          College of Liberal Arts Facillities and Planning Committee member.

 

          University Graduate Council Representative

 

          Thesis Adviser for three graduate students in Visualization Science.

 

          Concert Producer for Ear Candy Electroacoustic Music series.

 

          Coordinator of Artist Residency program.

Brown University:

  Assistant Professor of Theory ,Composition and Computer Music (9/97 - 5/99)

          Classroom and private instruction in undergraduate music theory, composition, and interdisciplinary studies.

          Associate Director of Computer Music Studios

 

   Activities:

          Supervisor of three teaching assistants.

 

          Assisted Computer Music Studio Director in management and long range planning of    studio activities, resulting in improved student      

           productivity and satisfaction.

 

          Served as Departmental Computer Coordinator, with direct supervision of student

            assistant. 

 

          Member of Theory and Computer Music Curriculum committees charged with

            developing a new computer music major program and with revising the current theory

            program.

 

          Invited and hosted guest residencies by composer, Richard Peaslee and by The Sarus Ensemble.

 

          Director of Original Music Group concert series.

 

          Developed new methods for network backup of computer to CD-R.          

 

Western Carolina University:

  Assistant Professor of Music Synthesis, Theory and Music Industry (9/96 - 5/97)

          Director of Electro-Acoustic Music Studios and Music Synthesis and Industry programs.

            Conducted significant program review designed to raise curriculum standards and improve facilities for music making.

          Designed and implemented two new CAI lab/classrooms for the Music Department

          Developed two lab/classrooms with $100,000 budget for teaching class piano, music theory, ear training, music synthesis, orchestration, and

           computer music notation.

 

   Activities:

          Undergraduate advisor for Synthesis and Music Industry Majors.

 

          Co-Director of Music Department Reference Library/Computer Workstation Room with direct supervision of graduate assistants.

 

          Developed and implemented new database system for cataloguing of recordings and scores using Windows 95 MS Access software.

 

          Member of Music Theory Curriculum Committee -- Coordinated three semester theory program which resulted in improved continuity between

           each course level.

 

          Member of Arts & Sciences Technology Committee  -- Designed and authored funding successful proposals for newly developed University

           high-technology lab/classroom facility.

 

          Member of Learning Styles project team -- Developed methodologies for evaluating

            student and faculty learning styles.

 

          Member of Technology in Education project team -- Identified and evaluated goals for   introduction of new technology curricula.

 

Austin Community College:

         Instructor of Music- (9/95 - 8/96)

          Classroom instructor for music courses, consisting of lectures and laboratory instruction

            in MIDI systems, sequencing, synthesis, composition, digital recording, and interactive multimedia applications. 

 

          Private lessons in Electronic Composition and Synthesizer Performance.

            Developed methodologies for teaching synthesis to visually impaired students.

Activities:

          Member of Multimedia Development Committee:

            Developed collaborative relationships among students working in various media.

            Assisted in long-range facilities planning and equipment purchasing.          

 

The Oberlin Conservatory of Music:

         Visiting Instructor of  Electronic and Computer Music  (7/91 - 6/92)

          Designed and implemented curriculum for undergraduate  courses.

 

          Organized and coordinated guest artist residencies -- Authored successful grant proposals

            to obtain funding for residencies.  Organized guest artist concerts and master classes.

 

          Served on TIMARA committee.

 

          Advised undergraduate TIMARA students.

 

          Successfully increased applications and enrollment in TIMARA by 50% through

            Summer Workshops in Computer Music.

 

            Instructor of Music (7/86- 7/91 -- Summer Sessions)

          Designed and implemented curriculum for Summer Electronic Music course, consisting

            of lectures and hands-on instruction in analog and digital synthesis, MIDI sequencing, sampling, multimedia applications, electronic music

           composition and recording techniques.

 

          Designed and developed system for connecting audio and MIDI lines between three

            studios.

 

          Directed student and faculty concerts.

 

          Supervised staff of three teaching assistants.

The University of Texas at Austin:

         Assistant Instructor - (9/88 - 5/89; 9/93 - 5/94)

          Designed and implemented curriculum for undergraduate and graduate introductory

            and intermediate Electronic Music Composition courses, consisting of classroom lectures

            and hands-on instruction in electroacoustic  music literature, analog and digital

            synthesis, recording technology, MIDI sequencing and programming,  sampling and

            classical studio techniques.

 

   Activities:

          Facilities Coordinator of electronic and computer music studios. 

            Responsibilities include presenting topical lectures on digital synthesis and signal

            processing for graduate and undergraduate students, designing a digital audio patchbay

            network system, production and mastering of CDCM computer music series CD vol. 20,

            assisting graduate and undergraduate students during lab times, supervising a staff of

            two teaching assistants and coordinating studio maintainence.

 

            Teaching Assistant - (9/87- 5/88)

          Taught one section of first year undergraduate Musicianship and Theory courses

            consisting of harmony, counterpoint, form & analysis, sight-singing and ear-training.

 

          Taught undergraduate course in jazz/commercial electronic music consisting of lectures

            and hands-on instruction in synthesis, recording, MIDI sequencing, and film and video   scoring techniques.

 

Activities:

          Tutor for undergraduate Jazz Theory course

          Guest lecturer and teaching assistant for undergraduate Jazz Appreciation course

 

SELECTED INVITED LECTURES AND RESIDENCIES

  William Paterson University (11/01)

         Masterclasses for composers and percussionists during 2-day residency.

 

  University of Texas at San Antonio (11/01)

         Masterclasses for music majors during 1-day residency.

 

  EMS, Stockholm (8/00)

          Presented lecture on original compositions during a three-month residency.

 

  Söder Latin Gymnasium (Stockholm, Sweden) (6/00)

          Presented lectures on Musical Form for high school music theory students.

 

  Capital University (2/00)

         Composer-in-Residence for the week-long NOW Festival of Contemporary Music. 

   Presented several concerts of original musical compositions.  Presented lectures on original compositions for music theory and electronic music students.  Gave masterclasses and private lessons for composition students.

 

  University of Richmond (3/99)

          Presented lectures on Sound Spatialization and Film Scoring Techniques for

            undergraduate music students during two-day residency

 

  Virginia Commonwealth University (5/98)

          Presented lectures, "Modulation:  An Examination of Techniques in Popular and Concert Music" and "Compositional Diversity:  Recipies for

           Career Success." Gave masterclasses and private lessons in composition during two-day residency.

 

The University of Massachusettes at Lowell (4/97)

          Presented public lectures on "Sound Spatialization:  New Vehicles for Structure"  for students in the Sound Recording Technology program.

 

  Moorhead State University (7/95)

          Presented public lectures, "Film Music History:  The Evolution of Function" and    "Fundamentals of Digital Sampling" during two-day

           residency.

 

  Sibelius Academy, Helsinki (2/93 & 9/94)

          Presented guest lecture entitled,  "Timbre as A Structural Process." 

          Gave master classes and private lessons for composition students during  two one-week residencies.

 

  EMS, Stockholm (5/93)

          Presented public guest lecture entitled, "Timbre as A Structural Process."

 

  Musikhögskolan, Stockholm (10/92)

          Presented public guest lecture entitled, "Timbre as A Structural Process."

 

  The University of North Carolina at Asheville (3/92)

          Presented public lectures, "Algorithmic Composition:  An Overview of Approaches," "Multimedia Collaboration Techniques," and a concert of

           original works during a one-week residency.

 

RELEVANT PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

External Examining:

• Guildhall School of Music – External Examiner for BMus in Music Technology (2004 and 2005)

• London Metropolitan University – External Advisor for validation of BSc in Sound Design for Media (2005),

         External Examiner for Bsc in Audio Systems (2007-2009).

 

Composition/Orchestration/Performance:

   Artistic Director - The Sarus Ensemble, Austin, TX (9/93 – 9/02)

          Performing as baritone and synthesizer soloist.

         Coordinator of concert and master class events.

         Authoring grant proposals.

 

  Creative Co-Director  - Auracle Productions, Austin, TX (9/87 – 9/02)

• Manager of staff composers and administrative and marketing team

            Selected Commercial Composing Credits:                                           

         Series theme and 30-minute episode, "Endangered Plants" of Texas Parks &Wildlife  PBS television series.

 

          Music for "Outdoor Roundup" and "The Naturalist Journal" weekly segments of Texas Parks &Wildlife  series

 

          Music for ABC TV series, Raven Black

 

          Music for ABC TV Wide World of Sports  and Tour de France broadcasts.

 

          Music for Nintendo games, Wordhai and Qbert, and New World Computing's  Might & Magic III  and Planet's Edge interractive

           computer games.

 

          Music and sound effects for 7th Level's Dominion interractive CD-ROM game.

  

          National radio and TV commercials for Chrysler and Lincoln Mercury corporation, "Jeep Eagle Surprise"

 

          Music for Advanced Micro Devices educational CD-ROM, Smock Change  and Facilities

            Contractor.

 

          Music for Burlington Northern's, New Horizons  multimedia CD-ROM featuring the

            Dallas Symphony Chorus

 

          Music for nationally televised, Easter Seals 1995  telethon. 

 

          Music for feature film trailer, The Distance, produced by Granite House Films.

 

          Music for regional commercial, Thundercloud Subs "Get Real."

 

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

British Academy of Composers and Songwriters

ASCAP

Sonic Arts Network

International Computer Music Association

Society for Electroacoustic Music in the United States

National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences

American Music Center

Computer Game Developers Association

 

EDUCATION

         University of California at Berkley/CNMAT (Summer, 2004) – Advanced Workshop in

            Max/Msp/Jitter

          The University of Texas at Austin

               D.M.A. (1998) in Composition with concentration in Computer Music

                 Dissertation -- "The Anarchist Suite," a suite of nine movements for chamber

                    orchestra

               M.Mus. (1991) with major in Composition and concentration in Computer Music

               • Principal teachers include Russell  Pinkston, Karl Korte and Donald Grantham.

               • Master classes with Jacob Druckman, Gunther Schuller and Lukas Foss. 

         Atlantic Center for The Arts (1995): 

              Composition study with Mario Davidovsky during two-week residency

          Musikhögskolan Stockholm (1992-93): 

               Guest studies in Composition with William Brunson

          EMS, Stockholm (1992-1993):  

            8-week course in MAX programming with Rolf Enström

            3-day workshop on the KYMA system with Carla Scaletti

            1-day workshop on the Pro Tools 2.0 system

          Oberlin Conservatory : 

               B.Mus.(1985) with majors in Composition and TIMARA 

            • Principal teachers include Gary Nelson and Conrad Cummings for electronic music

               and Richard Hoffmann,  Randolph Coleman and Joseph Wood for composition.

 

Languages: Fluent in Swedish, reading knowledge of French.