Electronic Music Experience
New York University, NYC (Fall 1999–Summer 2001)
Masters Degree in Music Technology. Thesis: Formalized a music theory based on Chaos Theory mathematics.
Also designed and built the ChaosController and conducted microtonal music research.
Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA (Fall 1986–Spr 1987, Fall 1989–Spr 1991)
Bachelors in Music Synthesis Production. Thesis: 3 song demo featuring advanced technology and microtonal scales.
New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM (Fall 1985–Spring 1986, Spring 1989)
Major in Music. Spring 1986 in London on NMSU interdisciplinary exchange program (Music and British Culture).
Vertical Keyboards (Mar 2010–present)
Design, Manufacture Vertical Keyboards and other unique performance keyboards. http://VerticalKeyboards.com
Scottsdale Community College, Scottsdale, AZ (Jan 2015–Dec 2017)
Director of the Electronic Music and DJ Programs (since Spring 2016). Adjunct Instructor, Electronic Music I (MTC191), Electronic Music II (MTC192), Computer Based Sound Synthesis (MTC193), Electronic Music III (MTC291). Contact: Ron Marschall 480-423-6466 or Dr. Novak 480-423-6333.
Sanford-Brown College, Henderson, NV (Sept 2013–Dec 2014)
Adjunct Instructor. Music Concepts (Audio101), Advanced Keyboards (Audio150), Songwriting (Audio 301), Music Design and Synthesis (Audio 235), Advanced Synthesis and MIDI (Audio 335).
Contact Thomas Jordan, Audio Production Lead Instructor, 704-968-4395.
Collins College, Audio Production Program, Phoenix, AZ (June 2011–Aug 2013)
Adjunct Instructor, Music Concepts (Audio101), Audio Production (DV220), and Music Design and Synthesis (AUDIO 235). Contact Ryan Noble, Program Chair, 480-446-1140
Scottsdale Community College, Scottsdale, AZ (Aug 2007–May 2013)
Adjunct Instructor, Electronic Music I & II, and Computer Based Sound Synthesis. Contact:
Ron Marschall 480-423-6466 or Dr Christina Novak 480-423-6333. http://ziaspace.com/academic
Music Editor for the cartoon TV series, GogoRiki, 4Kids Ent., NYC (Oct 2008–Nov 2009)
Music Supervisor: Denitza Zaharieva. Contact: 212-590-2100, 53 West 23rd Street, New York, NY
Music Editor for the cartoon TV series, Pokemon, 4Kids Ent., NYC (July 2002–May 2006)
Music Supervisor: Julian Schwartz. Contact: 212-590-2100, 53 West 23rd Street, New York, NY
Composer, BlueZia Productions, NYC (July 2001–Aug 2003)
Composed music for aerospace videos, science TV programming and planetariums.
Chief Lab Monitor, New York University, Music Technology Dept (Fall 1999–Sum 2001)
Supervisor: Tom Beyer 212-998-5437. Hired, scheduled and supervised Lab Monitor crew.
Created and maintained equipment inventory, student lab-time and equipment tracking databases.
Lab Monitor, Berklee College of Music, Synthesis Department (May 1991–Aug 1999)
Supervisor-Chris Hull 617-747-2493. Technology supervisor and tutor for students during
lab-time. Substitute teacher and seminar speaker. Created and maintained equipment inventory.
Other ExperienceCompose, mix, produce and perform original music (1986–Present)
Band leader for all-electronic microtonal pop band, ZIA (1992–present)
Build unique MIDI controllers for performances. Compose, produce and perform in ZIA.
Sing original electronic music and perform on handmade MIDI instruments at space cons.
Record, edit, mix and produce various artists (2005–present)
Artists include Number Sine, Alcoholiday, Vitruvian, Age of Evil, and SCC Faculty.
Superintendent, Boston Sound Museum band rehearsal complex (Oct 1991–Oct 1998)
Maintenance of a large band rehearsal complex. Contact: Bill Desomond 617-423-4959.
President of the Boston & NYC Chapters of the National Space Society (April 1997–March 2003)
Recruited monthly lecturers, introduced meetings and coordinated public outreach.