students at computer music table
Former TIMARA students meet in the program’s studios to see what’s new. Photo credit: Anna Norris

Technology in Music and Related Arts

Program Type:
  • Major
  • Minor
  • Bachelor of Music (BM)

The Technology in Music and Related Arts prepares students for specialized graduate study in computer music, digital media, and new performance. Our program is designed for students who already demonstrates a level of musical proficiency comparable to that of students in such areas as performance and composition. We offer a structured course of study that stresses the application of technology as a special resource in composition, new media, and performance.

Program Director

Peter Swendsen

Associate Professor of Computer Music and Digital Arts
Division Affiliation
Contact

Peter Swendsen

Administrative Assistant (440) 775-8297

Why Study Technology in Music and Related Arts at Oberlin?

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Studios and Labs
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Associated Faculty
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Variety of Courses
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Oberlin’s Silent Film Ensemble performs live, improvised avant-garde soundtracks to historic, surreal—sometimes homemade—films. Projects are often presented in the Apollo Theater. Photo credit: Dale Preston ’83

Silent Film Ensemble

A mashup of oddball films with experimental music can only happen at Oberlin. Established by Technology in Music and Related Arts (TIMARA) faculty, the Silent Film Ensemble performs live, improvised avant-garde soundtracks to historic, surreal—sometimes homemade—films. Projects stem from TIMARA and Cinema Studies Program students’ collaboration.

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Sample Courses

  • TECH 201 - Electro-acoustic Studio Techniques 4 credits
  • TECH 202 - Real-time Techniques 2 credits
  • TECH 330 - Studio Recording 4 credits
  • TECH 350 - Workshop in Music and Media Technologies 4 credits

Technology in Music and Related Arts Faculty

Conservatory faculty maintain active performance schedules while remaining accessible and committed to their students. Individual instruction is paramount to helping students develop their mechanical, technical, stylistic, psychological, and musical skills.

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Sounds of TIMARA...Today

April 3, 2017
Double-degree student Judy Jackson '18 blends her love of computers and computer music .