AES Member Profile

G. Christopher Stecker

G. Christopher Stecker

Job Title:

Technical Committee:
Primary Section:

Audio Fields:

  • Acoustics, Psychoacoustics, Hearing - Hearing and Hearing Loss Prevention
  • Acoustics, Psychoacoustics, Hearing - Architectural Acoustics
  • Acoustics, Psychoacoustics, Hearing - Measurement and Instrumentation
  • Consumer - Portable
  • Educational Institutions - Educator

Job Duties:

  • Researcher
  • Acoustic Consultant
  • Acoustician
  • Educator


I am a psychoacoustician and auditory neuroscientist. My research focuses on the brain mechanisms of binaural and spatial hearing. I'm particularly interested in how human listeners combine multiple spatial cues to generate a rich perception of the acoustical space we live in. I am also interested in electronic sound synthesis (particularly analog), sound recording, mixing, and experimental music production.

Non-AES Awards & Award Nominations

Fellow, Acoustical Society of America

Education Background

BA - University of California San Diego, 1994
MA - University of California Berkeley, 1998
PhD - University of California Berkeley, 2000

Employment History

University of Michigan - 2001-2004
VA Northern California Healthcare Service - 2004-2005
University of Washington - 2005-2013
Vanderbilt University - 2013-date

Related Experience

As a graduate student in the SF Bay Area during the 1990s, I worked part time for Buchla & Associates, ran a ProTools (442)-based project studio and mail-order (CD-R) label, Ovenguard Music.

Why Am I An AES Member?

I have long been obsessed with sound and how we perceive it. Audio engineering is among the most hands on, inquisitive, and illustrative paths to understanding those mysteries.

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