Summer Workshops at Stanford University's CCRMA


We are happy to announce the lineup of workshops this summer at Stanford's Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics!

The list is located below; find more details here:

This year, many workshops are offering scholarships to support and encourage women in computer music. Take a look:

If you have questions about any of the workshops, please let me know, or contact the instructors directly. Feel free to share this with lists and sites of which you are a member!


The Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics offers intensive programs in which top educators and researchers in the fields of music, engineering, and computer science present a detailed study of specialized subjects. Each workshop is one week long. The workshops are open to the public.

6/13 - 6/17 Perceptual Audio Coding: Marina Bosi and Rich Goldberg
Perceptual audio coders are used in many applications including Digital Radio and Television, Digital Sound on Film, Multimedia/Internet Audio, Portable Devices, and Electronic Music Distribution (EMD). This Workshop integrates digital signal processing, psychoacoustics, and programming to provide the basis for understanding and building perceptual audio coding systems.

6/19 - 6/23 SuperCollider: Fernando Lopez-Lezcano and Bruno Ruviaro
SuperCollider is one of the most powerful programming environments for real time sound synthesis and processing, algorithmic & generative composition, and many other audio related applications.

6/27 - 7/1 New Music Controllers: Sasha Leitman and Michael Gurevich
In this workshop, you will learn how to construct novel musical controllers and sound art objects.

7/4 - 7/8 Audio Plug-Ins Designed with Faust: Romain Michon
Have you always wondered how your favorite VST reverb works in Ableton or do you just want to learn an easy way to design your own plug-ins or MaxMSP objects? This CCRMA audio plug-ins design workshop is what you're looking for.

7/11 - 7/15 Formalized Score Control: Using Python and Abjad in Music Composition: Jeff Treviño, Trevor Bača, and Josiah Wolf Oberholtzer
Introduction to the production of professionally engraved musical scores using the Python programming language and the Abjad API for Formalized Score Control as part of compositional practice.

7/18 - 7/22 The Composed Instrument: Intersections of 3D Printing and Digital Audio for Mobile Platforms: John Granzow and Romain Michon
In this workshop participants will use their phones as the audio synthesis unit of a hybrid musical instrument. Using our custom Faust based iOS and Android framework, students will connect digital synthesis parameters to the available sensors embedded on mobile platforms (touch screen, accelerometers, gyroscope, etc.).

7/25 - 7/29 Stompbox Design: Romain Michon and Esteban Maestre
Come design your own flavor of audio effect at Stanford Universityʼs Stompbox Design workshop. We will teach you a new platform for implementing audio effects in hardware that not only enables you to re-create sound effects from the past but also promotes the creation of new sound effects.

8/1 - 8/5 Mobile EEG and Computational Tools for Auditory Research: Irán Román
What does brain activity tell us about engagement real acoustic and musical environments? What tools are available to analyze and create models with such brain data? Using EEG, this hands-on workshop will provide answers to scientific questions asked by participants.

8/8 - 8/12 Designing Musical Games :: Gaming Musical Design: Rob Hamilton and Chris Platz
One of the most exciting areas of music technology development is happening in the realm of gaming and interactive virtual space. This hands-on workshop will explore cutting edge techniques for building interactive sound and music systems for games and 2D/3D rendered environments.

8/15 - 8/19 Music Information Retrieval: Steve Tjoa and Andrés Cabrera
Learn how computers and mobile devices understand sound, including concepts and design for music recommendation systems, audio indexing, and automatic music transcription.

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