The Music Technology Program at McGill University
The Music Technology Program at McGill University offers courses and degrees at both the graduate (MA and PhD) and undergraduate levels. Music Technology encourages interaction between musical creation, technology and research. The pedagogical goal of the Music Technology program is to provide students with an environment where advanced scientific research is applied to music and music making. Training includes courses in Digital Signal Processing, Computer Science, Music Information Retreival, Human-Computer Interaction, Music Perception and Cognition, and Musical Acoustics. Research goals of the program include the study and development of new and flexible strategies for sound analysis, processing, synthesis and control, melodic pattern recognition, computational acoustic modeling, auditory display, symbolic manipulation of formal music representations, as well as the psychoacoustics of musical sounds and structures. This training prepares students for a wide range of employment opportunities in the music technology and media industries, as well as positions in academic research.
Our students (from the undergraduate and graduate programmes) have gone on to work at companies such as Bombardier Aerospace, CM Labs, Ubisoft, Accenture Technology Solutions, Avid, Cisco, Sennheiser Electronics, Immersion Corp., SRS Labs Inc., Syncapse, Evertz, DTS, Savoir-faire Linux, Bang & Olufsen, Audiokinetic, Electronic Arts, Rdio, and Chromatik, and at academic institutions such as Universite de Montreal, Pennsylvania State University, Princeton University, Federal University of Santa Maria (Brazil), Marianapolis College, and the Alberta College of Art and Design.
Music Technology Area Chair
- Gary Scavone
- Philippe Depalle, B.Sc., M.A., D.E.A., Ph.D.
- Ichiro Fujinaga B.Sc., B.Mus., M.A., Ph.D.
- Stephen McAdams B.Sc., Ph.D., H.D.R. (D.Sc.)
- Gary P. Scavone B.A., B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
- Marcelo M. Wanderley, B.Eng., M.Eng., Ph.D.
- Darryl Cameron, Chief Electronics Technician
- Bennett Smith, MPCL Technical Manager