Independent Study in Electronic Music

Course Syllabus: 

Cr. var. FS. (not offered Fall 2017)
Dr. Christopher Hopkins
235 Music Hall


Permission of instructor, following review of audition portfolio of compositions and computer music systems/instruments designs.

Students admitted to 490I will have engineering and/or musical skills appropriate for themed team research projects defined yearly. Completion of Music 346 and 446 is expected. Graduate students should register for 590I.


Advanced work in electronic music composition, live electronic performance, and emerging performance technologies. Meets regularly in a seminar format for discussions and presentation as determined by yearly defined themes. Project documentation required.

For recent themes see Music 590I.


Recent Themes

Fall-Spring 2015-2016: Video Camera Interfaces for electronic music performance
Fall-Spring 2014-2015: Touchsurface (iPad) designs and composition ensemble
Fall-Spring 2013-2014: 3D Haptic Sound Design
Fall-Spring 2012-2013: 3D Haptic Sound Design
Fall-Spring 2011-2012: 3D Haptic Sound Design
Fall/Spring 2010-2011: Performance Controllers Development (Acceleglove and VibraTac)
Fall-Spring 2009-2010: Advanced Max/MSP Projects
Fall-Spring 2008-2009: Advanced Max/MSP Projects