What I learned from my Fulbright

March 7th, 2013

The Professional Development Committee at Stetson sponsors a regular roundtable series in which faculty present recent scholarly work to their peers at the university. Since I had just returned from spending my sabbatical in Norway as a Fulbright Scholar, I offered to talk at the February 22 meeting about my experience and the research I [...]

Tromsø Artist Talk

December 10th, 2012

During my October visit to Oslo, Jon Marius Aereskjold invited me to come speak to his students at the Musikkonservatoriet i Tromsø. So I jumped at the opportunity to make my way North during the shortened days of December and visit this Norwegian city inside the Arctic Circle. My artist talk in Tromsø covered three recent [...]

TEDxFulbright

November 11th, 2012

In September, one of the TEDxFulbright organizers emailed me to ask if I would be interested in participating in their upcoming event. My answer: Of Course! I was actually in Frankfurt, Germany for this November event less than 48 hours, but it was such a joy to contribute. I met so many great people doing [...]

Musikkteknologidagene

October 31st, 2012

Last week, I attended Musikkteknologidagene, an annual gathering of music technologists from various institutions around Norway. This year’s symposium was hosted by NOTAM in Oslo and showcased their new facilities, as well as a few other institutions around town. There were sessions at the Norges Musikkhøgskole and the motion capture lab of the fourMs Research Group. For [...]

Media representations @ SLEO

April 17th, 2012

Yesterday, I gave a presentation at the first ever Symposium for Laptop Ensembles and Orchestras at Louisiana State University.  I worked with Stephen David Beck, Jesse Allison and Rebecca Fiebrink as a member of the executive committee to help organize this event, so it has been really rewarding to see this conference come together. My [...]

Are you being captured?

February 25th, 2011

Today I gave a presentation on lecture capture as part of a faculty forum on campus about teaching with technology. Stetson’s Associate Provost for Faculty Development Karen Kaivola helped put together this afternoon of faculty sharing the unique ways we use technology. It was a great event where a lot of ideas were traded among [...]

FMEA Sound Design lecture

January 17th, 2011

FMEA 2011 Clinic-Conference @ Tampa, FL Title: Enhancing musical skills through sound design Description: Sound design is the process of crafting sonic elements for film or video projects. Practicing this aural art form develops students’ critical listening skills and ability to make compositional decisions. This session will outline the concepts, vocabulary, artists, and software you [...]

MPG Carepackage

April 13th, 2010

SEAMUS 2010 @ St. Cloud State University in Minnesota I just returned from several days at the Society for Electroacoustic Music in the United States National Conference.  In addition to hearing loads of new music, I gave a presentation on the MPG Carepackage.  This continues my efforts to get more people using this collection of [...]

FMEA lecture online

January 7th, 2010

FMEA 2010 Clinic-Conference @ Tampa, FL My lecture from this year’s FMEA is now available for download.  The presentation highlighted how the media has helped propel the concept of the laptop as instrument into the public consciousness.  It concluded with some ideas on how K12 music educators can start to wrap their heads about the [...]

Laptop = Instrument?

January 5th, 2010

FMEA 2010 Clinic-Conference @ Tampa, FL On Thursday this week, I will be giving a lecture at the Florida Music Educators Association Annual Clinic-Conference.  This is the largest gathering of K12 music teachers in the state. My talk will cover: the media’s role in how the laptop came to be considered an instrument myths and stereotypes [...]