Michael Musick


Ph.D. Student

Group: Computer Music & Interactive Performance Systems

Email: musick@nyu.edu

Personal Website


Michael Musick is a media artist, technologist, composer, performer and improviser. His current work focuses on the creation of and research into interactive performance systems. The Sonic Spaces project, which is a series of dynamic interactive sonic ecosystem installations, is the most recent example of this work.

Michael has been a Music Technology Ph.D. student at NYU since 2012 and is part of the Computer Music Group at MARL. Prior to NYU, he earned an M.A. in Media Arts from the University of Michigan, where he began his work with performance systems. In addition, he studied creative improvisation and multi-media performance. Michael has a strong background in tuba performance and recording arts. He holds performance degrees from The University of Southern California (M.Mus ’09) and The University of Colorado (B.Mus ’07). While earning his Bachelor’s and Masters’ degrees, Michael was highly engaged within his communities as a freelance musician, educator and recording engineer in the Southern California and Denver Metro areas.

Originally from Arvada, Colorado, Michael is a lover of the mountains, snow, and wandering among the aspen or pine trees.

For more information please visit his personal site at michaelmusick.com.