Music Tech 2012 Open House Recap

Last Saturday the Music Technology Open house filled the 6th floor conference room and James L. Dolan Recording studio with artistic and scientific research and productions.
At the end of the event, Music Technology faculty handed out several awards:

  • Outstanding Student of 2012: Alan Johnson
  • Academic Excellence: Zhengshan Shi
  • Distinguished Service to the Program: Areti Andreopoulou

There were many excellent projects presented at the Open House, but the Music Technology faculty were charged with choosing only two to highlight with Awards:

  • Best undergraduate student project: Nicholas R Chomowicz; Chom 1000, polyphonic synthesizer with conductive fingerboard pitch control
  • Best graduate student project: Senem Pirler, Einat Korman & Laura Dickens Dots: 3D Sound for a 2D Animation

Congratulations to all award recipients, and thanks to everyone who came out and supported the Music Technology program last Saturday!

Congratulations to our Award-winning Undergraduate Students This Semester!!

On May 2nd, 2012, the NYU Steinhardt Music and Performing Arts Professions Undergraduate awards were announced, and three of our students – Eric Xu, Michael Quigley, and Travis Kaufman – received awards from the department. Eric Xu received an award for Leadership and Inspiration in Music Technology. Michael Quigley received an award for Academic Excellence, and Travis Kaufman received an award for Outstanding Achievement. Congratulations to all three undergrads on behalf of the department!!

Check Out Our 2012 Upcoming Open House!

The Music Tech Department has been hard at work this year creating, prototyping, coding, building, and straight up bringing ideas to life this year. Come check out our latest and greatest creations at our open House on May 12th, 2012 and 35 W. 4th St. 6th Floor to see what Music Technology is all about! Main event page here

Music Tech Alumni Erik Desiderio Making Strides in the Film/TV Industry

We at NYU Music Technology were happy to recently hear from one of our MM Alumni Erik Desiderio (class of ’04), who is now living in LA writing music for film and TV. Erik told us how he “worked on the music team for Immortals which was #1 at the box office, and Showtime’s “The Borgias” which won 2 Emmy’s, one for Main Title Music.” Erik also wrote the Music for the Emmy Ceremony, which was hosted by Jane Lynch. Congratulations Erik and we hope you continue to do well!

Music Tech’s “DIY Audio Mixer” Featured on Instructables’ Homepage

Shortly after having been uploaded, our Instructable entitled “DIY Audio Mixer,” created by Professor Langdon Crawford, and put together in collaboration with undergraduates Nicholas Dooley and Sarah Streit, was fortunate enough to land a featured spot on Instructables’ Home Page, as well as in the Editor’s Picks section of the Technology Page. Be sure to check out the Instructable and make your own Graphite-Based Audio Mixer!

Undergraduate James Neely named one of NYU’s 15 Most Influential Students

Washington Square News, one of NYU’s major newspapers, has just released a list of "The Most Influential Students" at NYU. Among the 15 students chosen in this list is our own James Neely, a senior in Music Technology. Neely is co-founder and President of the Black Student Union (BSU), as well as an active musician and community member. Congratulations to James on behalf of the Music Technology Department!

Scientific Magazine and others cover PhD Candidate Braxton Boren’s Research on Acoustic Modeling

Earlier this month at the Acoustical Society of America’s 162nd meeting in San Diego, CA Braxton Boren and his associates presented their paper entitled A Method for Acoustic Modeling of Past Soundscapes, in which they used mathematical modeling to recreate the listening environment of a 16th century church as it would have sounded back then. This paper received much acclaim, including coverage by:

Congratulations to Braxton on behalf of the Music Technology Department!!

AES Awards Given to Undergraduate Students Eric Xu and Ja-Ann Wang

Undergraduate music tech students Eric Xu and Ja-Ann Wang both received awards at this year’s AES conference for their submissions to AES’s student recording competition. Eric Xu received the Bronze award for the Traditional Acoustic Recording category, and Ja-Ann Wang received an honorable mention in the Sound for Visual Media category. Congratulations to both students!

WNYC Radio promotes Music Tech Alumni Band Anamanaguchi

Music Technology Alumni Band Anamanaguchi continues to make great strides. After being asked to score the soundtrack to the video game for “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World,” they continue to receive positive reviews and accolades. Check out to read a review and gig promotion of the band from WNYC.