Curriculum Vitae


  • University of Florida, Ph.D. in Music Composition, 2010.
    • External Cognate Studies: Cognitive Psychology / Neuroscience
    • Composition Instruction: James Paul Sain, Paul Koonce, Paul Richards.
    • Ph.D. Supervisory Committee: James Paul Sain (chair, Composition), Paul Richards (Composition), Russell Robinson (Music Education), Linda Hermer (Neuroscience), Jamie Reilly (Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences).
    • Dissertation: Sound and Color: Synaesthesia at the Crossroads of Music and Science.
  • Bowling Green State University, Master of Music in Composition, 2005.
    • Composition Instruction: Burton Beerman, Mikel Kuehn, Elainie Lillios, Marilyn Shrude.
    • Master’s Thesis: The Long Way ‘Round for percussion and interactive electronics.
  • University of Richmond, Bachelor of Arts, Music Major, 2001.
    • Composition Instruction: Benjamin Broening, Fred Cohen.
    • Cello Instruction: Nicholas Tzavaras, James Wilson.
  • Private Study in cello, composition and conducting with Anne Kish, 1994-2001.

Courses Taught

  • Interdisciplinary Topics: Audio Engineering, Columbus State University: May Term 2013, Fall 2013
  • Introduction to Audio Technology,Columbus State University: Offered most semesters.
  • Audio Recording Techniques, Columbus State University: Spring 2010/2011, Summer 2010/2011, Fall 2010-present, every other semester.
  • Advanced Audio Recording Techniques, Columbus State University, Summer 2011, Spring 2012-present, every other semester.
  • Electronic Music, Columbus State University: Fall 2010-2015, every 3rd semester 2016-present.
  • Digital Signal Processing, Columbus State University:  Spring 2011-2016
  • Technology in Music Education, Columbus State University:  Fall 2014, Every Semester 2015-2017.  Merged with Intro to Audio Tech in 2017.
  • Web Design for Musicians, Columbus State University:  May Term 2012.
  • Web Technology, Georgia Governor’s Honor’s Program, Summer 2012.
  • Audio Technology, Georgia Governor’s Honors Program, Summer 2013.
  • Music Theory I, Columbus State University: Fall 2009.
  • Music Theory II, Columbus State University: Spring 2010.
  • Psychology of Music, Columbus State University: Spring 2010, Fall 2010.  Cross-listed in the Psychology Department, Fall 2010 as PSYC 3315.
  • Director of the Columbus State University Popular Music Ensemble, Fall 2010-2018, Spring 2023.
  • Composition, applied lessons for composers, Columbus State University, Spring 2011-Present (Interim Composition Professor, 2014-2015)
  • Introduction to Music Technology, University of Florida: Fall and Spring 2005-2009 (8 semesters).
  • Independent Study Advisor with students at CSU as needed for degree completion.

Positions Held

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Audio Technology (2009-2016), Assistant Professor (2016-). Columbus State University, Columbus, GA.  Duties include development of music technology curriculum; classroom teaching in music technology (other courses as needed); new course creation; maintaining technical partnerships and student internships with local recording studio and venue The Loft, as well as the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts, Springer Opera House, WCUG radio, etc.; oversight of student employees; management of central recording services. For the 2014-2015 school year, coordinator of Composition.
  • Department Head and Instructor, Computers Department (Summer 2012 and 2013). Georgia Governor’s Honors Program, Valdosta, GA. Residential summer honors program for high school students in the state of Georgia. Responsibilities include setup, maintenance, support, scheduling, and implementation of technology assets as well as teaching the “minor” in Web Technology (2012) and Audio Technology (2013) over the 4-week program.
  • Graduate Assistant (2005-2009), University of Florida.  Duties included classroom teaching of Music 1360 (Introduction to Music Technology), concert technical support, and various other technical duties.  Supervisor:  Dr. James Paul Sain (2005-2008); Dr. Paul Richards (2008-2009).
  • Technical Director (2001-present), Third Practice Electroacoustic Music Festival at the University of Richmond. Managed equipment set-up, technical staff, rehearsals, performance support, and online presence.
  • Web Content Manager (2005-2008), System Administrator (2008-present) for the Society of Composers, Inc. Executive Committee Positions responsible for technical support, design, and maintenance of web presence, server administration, mailing list management, and other technology projects.

Areas of Interest and Specialization

  • Composition: compositional techniques of acoustic, electroacoustic and computer-based concert music.
  • Recording Engineering and Music Production in classical, rock, blues, etc., as well as creative studio techniques involving basic electrical engineering, digital signal processing programming, and gear modification and maintenance.
  • Other Interests in Music: compositional and theoretical issues related to contemporary acoustic and electroacoustic music; music cognition, psychology and neuromusicology; contemporary music and composition pedagogy; psychoacoustics; commercial music production.
  • Skill Sets:  Computer Programming in C, C++, Objective C, PHP, mySQL, perl, javascript/jQuery, node.js, cSound, Max/MSP, E-Prime, SuperLab, Arduino, Raspberry Pi.  Design skills in HTML 4.0, XHTML 1.0, CSS1/2, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Office, etc.  Computer and network administration on Mac OS X and Linux variants (LDAP, file sharing, RAID, apache, etc.).  Conversant in Irish (Gaeilge) and French, basic Spanish, beginner-level Russian.

Professional Affiliations

  • Society of Composers, Inc.
  • Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
  • Broadcast Music, Inc. (performance rights)
  • Audio Engineering Society

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