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Alexander Sigman

Alexander Sigman

Music Adjunct Faculty

Music and Performing Arts Professions

With a unique background in music composition and technology, cognitive science, and data science, Sigman has been active internationally as an interdisciplinary composer, performer, researcher, software engineer, and educator.

His compositions have been featured on a number of commercial releases, including portrait recordings on the Carrier and New Focus labels. Sigman has published and presented extensively on a broad range of research topics, including music information retrieval, innovative auditory warning design, technical and aesthetic aspects of robot opera, and approaches to creative audiovisual media integration.

Throughout his career, he has held diverse leadership roles, which have ranged from founding faculty member and Music program director of the International College of Liberal Arts (iCLA) of Yamanashi Gakuin University in Kofu, Japan, to Artistic Co-Director of the Menlo-Atherton Academy of Contemporary Music (MAACM), an arts education non-profit offering concerts and workshops to high school students in San Mateo County, CA, to Managing Director of Ensemble Modelo62, an 11-member new music consort based in The Hague, NL. He is currently a research and development engineer at AIVA Technologies, an AI music technology startup based in Luxembourg.

Sigman earned undergraduate degrees in Music and Cognitive Science at Rice University and his doctorate in Music Composition at Stanford. He also completed the one-year course of the Institute for Sonology of the Royal Conservatoire, The Hague (NL), and was a Data Science Fellow at the NYC Data Science Academy.