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Drumheller, John E Teaching Professor

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Research

research overview

  • Dr. Drumheller's work is primarily focused on the real-time signal processing of acoustic instruments in live performance as well as creating performance interfaces for laptop computers. The primary programming language used in much of the research is the Small Talk based SuperCollider language.

keywords

  • Computer music composition, performance, digital synthesis, digital signal processing, Electroacoustic composition, real-time DSP, Acoustic music composition

Teaching

courses taught

  • ARTS 5717 - Graduate Studio Critique
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours with any single faculty member.
  • MUEL 2061 - Introduction to Music Technology
    Secondary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    Surveys the various tools and techniques in the field of music technology. Topics include an introduction to basic synthesis, digital signal processing, MIDI and audio sequencing, music notation and a historical perspective on electronic music. Same as MUSC 2061 and CMDP 3860.
  • MUEL 4121 - Topics in Music Technology
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019 / Spring 2020
    Exploration of issues, techniques and tools of music technology. Topics vary from term to term and may include: interactive system for performance, teaching and learning; computer music instrument design; digital synthesis and signal processing; music in intermedia; sound design and analysis. Lectures and work sessions will support student projects. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours.
  • MUSC 2061 - Introduction to Music Technology
    Secondary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    Surveys the various tools and techniques in the field of music technology. Topics include an introduction to basic synthesis, digital signal processing, MIDI and audio sequencing, music notation and a historical perspective on electronic music. Same as MUEL 2061 and CMDP 3860.
  • MUSC 4101 - Theory and Aural Skills Review
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    Reviews tonal harmony, voice leading, and essential aural skills. Prepares graduate students for more advanced work in music theory. Students may register for aural skills only (1 credit), theory only (2 credits) or both theory and aural skills (3 credits). May not be taken pass/fail. Aural skills section offered fall and spring. Theory section offered spring.
  • MUSC 4121 - Topics in Music Technology
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019 / Spring 2020
    Exploration of issues, techniques, and tools of music technology. Topics vary from term to term and may include: interactive systems for performance; teaching and learning; computer music instrument design; digital synthesis and signal processing; music in intermedia, sound design and analysis. Lectures on work sessions will support student projects. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours.
  • MUSC 5081 - Applications in Music Technology
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Presents advanced strategies for applying computer technology in music creation. Synthesis, DSP, MIDI and audio sequencing, as well as advanced music engraving, will be explored through the use of various software platforms including Logic, Reason, MAX and Finale. Offered fall term only.
  • MUSC 5121 - Advanced Topics in Music Technology
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019 / Spring 2020
    Conducts advanced research in techniques and tools of music technology. Topics vary from term to term and may include: user interfaces for computer music; advanced sound design; digital modeling of acoustic sounds; computer-aided analysis of sound; modeling music intelligence in real time. Lectures and work sessions will support student projects. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours.
  • PMUS 1526 - Composition
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
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  • PMUS 2526 - Composition
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
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  • PMUS 3526 - Composition
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
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  • PMUS 4526 - Composition
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
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  • PMUS 5526 - Composition
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
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