Experience

ADMINISTRATIVE 

Senior Fellow, Virginia Tech Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT), 2012-present.

  • Interim co-director, September-October 2014.
  • Contributed to the design, development, and implementation of ICAT’s signature space–the Cube with its 147-speaker audio diffusion system including 9 holosonics, designed to support Wave Field Synthesis, Ambisonics, and Vector Based Amplitude Panning (a $650,000 project).

Assistant Co-Director, Virginia Tech Collaborative for Creative Technologies in the Arts and Design (CCTAD), 2008-2012.

  • Contributed to design of and fundraising for Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT) spaces in the new Center for the Arts (a $100M project), including Cube, Perform Studio, and Sandbox

Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS) national conference Chair, 2015.

  • Raised $34,000 through internal and external sources with conference producing $30,000 in residual funds towards supporting self-sufficient programming of similar future events (a $60,000 project).

Founder and director of the Virginia Tech Linux Laptop Orchestra (L2Ork) and supporting outreach initiatives, 2009-present.

  • Recruited 20 on-campus stakeholders and 4 corporate sponsors.
  • Raised funds towards initial implementation and ongoing programmatic needs (est. $150,000 since 2009).
  • Spearheaded K12 outreach initiatives with regional partners.

Founder and director of the Virginia Tech Digital Interactive Sound and Intermedia Studio (DISIS), 2006-present.

  • Secured $125,000 for studio infrastructure, design and oversight of the development of the first DISIS in an off-campus rented facility, 2006-7.
  • 50+ undergraduate part-time assistantships funded through various internally and externally funded projects and initiatives, 2007-present.
  • Incubator for other initiatives, including Linux Laptop Orchestra (L2Ork), 2009-present.
  • Through ICAT-led initiative designed a new and permanent DISIS space in the Newman Library (a $600,000 project). Supervision of its implementation and transition into the new space, 2014-5.

Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS) 501c3 national organization Board Member and Treasurer (elected), 2005-2011.

Linux Audio Consortium Director (elected), 2005-present.

  • Consolidation of online resources, building membership base, and securing permanent content hosting solution with 1-3 TB (Terabytes) of monthly traffic.

Production manager for the ICMC 2003 conference, Singapore, 2003.

MusicX international summer music festival series administrative assistant, 1998-2005.

 

TEACHING

Associate Professor, Virginia Tech (teaching evaluations consistently score in the top 15%), 2006-present.

  • Computer Music & Multimedia Design (MUS3065-6) (new 2-semester course), Fall 2006-present.
  • Linux Laptop Orchestra (MUS4124, MUS3314, MUS2974 and MUS 4974) (new ensemble and independent studies), Fall 2009-present.
  • Revamped version of the Introduction to Music Technology (MUS2054), Spring 2006-2011.
  • Independent Studies, Spring 2006-present.
  • Composition, Spring 2006-2012.
  • Soundtrack & Effects Composition (pilot course), Fall 2007.

Adjunct Faculty, University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music, 2005.

  • Linux and Multimedia, Winter, Spring, 2005.

Visiting Professor, Oberlin College, Spring 2004.

  • Composition, Spring 2004.
  • Studio Skills for Composers (TECH 150), Spring 2004.
  • Computer Music (TECH 201), Spring 2004.

Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music, 1999-2003.

  • Linux and Multimedia (new course), 2002-2003.
  • Computer Music Composition (substitute faculty), 2002-2003.
  • Intro to Electronic Music, 2000-2003.
  • Honors Music Theory and Analysis, 1999-2000.
  • Composition, 1998-2003.

 

OTHER

Music Director at the St. Pius X Parish, KY, 2004-2005.

  • Spearheaded fundraising campaign, raised $60,000 for the overhaul of the worship area audio system.

College-Conservatory of Music, Center for Computer Music Studios (CCM)2 systems administrator, 1999-2003.

Interactive and Experimental Music Festival chief technician, 2002.

College-Conservatory of Music computer systems assistant administrator, 1998.

University of Cincinnati computer lab technician, 1997-1998.