Faculty for the Sonic Arts Workshop is part of the Technology in Music and Related Arts (TIMARA) Program. Additionally, a workshop staff made up of current students and recent TIMARA Program graduates will serve as studio assistants. They will help you work through difficulties and answer questions while offering friendly encouragement.

The Sonic Arts Workshop is ideal for students who desire a career where traditional musical skills and understanding are combined with the exploration of the latest techniques for musical expression. TIMARA prepares its students for specialized graduate study in computer music, digital media, and new performance.

The TIMARA team that serves as the lead staff for the summer Sonic Arts Workshop are:


Tom Lopez ’89
Associate professor of computer music and digital arts



Peter V. Swendsen ’99
Assistant professor of computer music and digital arts


portrait of Abby Aresty
Abby Aresty
Electronic music engineer