143rd AES CONVENTION Student / Career Event EC11: Teaching Electronic Musical Instrument Design: Technologies and Techniques

AES New York 2017
Student / Career Event EC11

Friday, October 20, 1:30 pm — 3:00 pm (Rm 1E11)

EC11 - Teaching Electronic Musical Instrument Design: Technologies and Techniques

Paul Lehrman, Tufts University - Medford, MA, USA
Ben Houge, Berklee College of Music - Boston, MA, USA
Denis Labrecque, DeLab Consulting - Half Moon Bay, CA, USA
Matt Moldover
Teresa Marrin Nakra, The College of New Jersey - Trenton, NJ, USA; Immersion Music, Inc.
Joe Paradiso, MIT Media Lab - Cambridge, MA USA

Designing musical instruments is an area that appeals to students in many disciplines across engineering and the arts. Schools and colleges have implemented programs in the field that encourage students to cross over into unfamiliar areas and collaborate with others with whom they otherwise would have little contact. It is constantly evolving as the technologies available to these programs get smaller, cheaper, and more user-friendly. Students in the field get to learn about the newest technologies in hands-on environments. The tangible results from these programs are not only highly rewarding, they sometimes become commercial products. Students go on to careers in the audio industry as software and hardware designers, product specialists, consultants, and entrepreneurs. The panel will include university faculty who direct these programs, instrument makers, and makers of the enabling technologies. The focus will be on how the programs will meet the industry's needs in the future.

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