Guest Lectures

Occasionally, courses offered at CCRMA will bring in a guest lecturer.  Often times, those lectures are open, not only to CCRMA students, staff, faculty and researchers, but also to the public.  Such events are listed below.

Recent Guest Lectures

  • Inventor Roland Lamb presents the Seaboard GRAND - an evolution of the piano keyboard

    Date: 
    Tue, 01/21/2014 - 1:15pm - 3:00pm
    Location: 
    CCRMA Stage, The Knoll 3rd floor
    Event Type: 
    Guest Lecture
     

    The Seaboard is a radically new musical instrument that reimagines the piano keyboard as a soft, continuous surface. Realising this powerful concept as a refined product has resulted in bringing together years of innovation on several fronts. The Seaboard’s polyphonic pitch bend, vibrato and per-note dynamic changes are all available at the player's fingertips, marrying the intuitiveness of a traditional instrument with the versatility of digital technology.

     

    Open to the Public
  • Todd Lerew: Instrument Demonstration

    Date: 
    Thu, 01/09/2014 - 5:15pm - 7:00pm
    Location: 
    CCRMA MAX LAB AND GARAGE
    Event Type: 
    Guest Lecture
     Todd Lerew is a Los Angeles-based composer working with invented acoustic instruments, repurposed found objects, and unique preparations of traditional instruments.
    FREE
    Open to the Public
  • Special Guest Lecture (Music39A) by Jody Wilfong: Music Therapy – models, techniques, and impacts in children and adults

    Date: 
    Thu, 11/21/2013 - 1:15pm - 3:05pm
    Location: 
    CCRMA seminar room (Knoll, 315)
    Event Type: 
    Guest Lecture
    Jody Wilfong, an experienced music therapist will introduce music therapy from many different angles.  Jody received her Master's and Bachelor's of Music in music therapy from Michigan State University, and is a Board-Certified Music Therapist. Jody currently provides music therapy to children and adults with varying diagnoses including Autism Spectrum Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury, as well as developmental disabilities and cognitive impairments.
    FREE
    Open to the Public
  • Special guest lecture (Music 39A, Music, Health, Medicine) "Vocal Health: Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment" by Prof. Kwan Sung (Stanford University School of Medicine)

    Date: 
    Tue, 10/29/2013 - 2:00pm - 3:05pm
    Location: 
    CCRMA seminar room (The Knoll, 315)
    Event Type: 
    Guest Lecture
    Dr. Sung is currently an Assistant Professor in the Division of Laryngology in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is a graduate of Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, CA with a bachelor’s of science degree in chemistry with a minor in music. He earned a master’s of science degree in organic chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania and later obtained his MD at the State University of New York – Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Sung completed his internship in general surgery and residency in otolaryngology – head & neck surgery at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York City.
    FREE
    Open to the Public
  • Zoran Cvetkovic : Perceptual Sound Field Reconstruction and Coherent Emulation

    Date: 
    Thu, 10/17/2013 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
    Location: 
    CCRMA Classroom, Rm 217
    Event Type: 
    Guest Lecture
     

    Imagine a group of fans cheering their team at the Olympics from a local pub, who want to feel transposed to the arena by experiencing a faithful and convincing auditory perspective of the scene they see on the screen. They hear the punch of the player kicking the ball and are immersed in the atmosphere as if they are watching from the sideline. Alternatively, imagine a small group of classical music aficionados following a broadcast from the Royal Opera at home, who want to have the experience of listening to it from best seats at the opera house.

    Open to the Public
  • Special guest lecture (Music 39A): "Performance anxiety of performance artists: mechanisms, problems, and treatment techniques"

    Date: 
    Thu, 10/17/2013 - 1:15pm - 3:00pm
    Event Type: 
    Guest Lecture

    This special lecture is part of Music 39A "Music, Health, and Medicine" organized by Takako Fujioka.
    We invite Dr. Patrick Gannon, a clinical psychologist, specialized in treating performance anxiety in high-performance musicians, athletes, and other professionals. He will address the anxiety issues and treatment strategies, also possible mechanisms behind the problems and cares. The lecture will be for everybody who does public speaking and performance of any sort.
    Open to the Public
  • Special guest lecture (Music 39A): “Introduction to Voice Physiology” by Dr. Jennifer Bergeron (Stanford University School of Medicine)

    Date: 
    Tue, 10/15/2013 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Location: 
    Knoll 315 seminar room
    Event Type: 
    Guest Lecture
    Dr. Jennifer Bergeron is currently a fellow and clinical instructor in the Division of Laryngology for the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the Stanford School of Medicine. Dr. Bergeron holds an undergraduate degree in vocal music performance from Pepperdine University and a Doctor of Medicine from Baylor College of Medicine. She completed her internship and residency training in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her clinical and research interests include voice, swallowing, airway, and head and neck cancer.

    She will adress physiological mechanisms of voice production behind beauty of singing, as part of Music 39A "Music, Health, and Medicine".
    Free
    Open to the Public
  • Yann Orlarey Lecture: Recent developments in the audio programming language FAUST

    Date: 
    Mon, 10/14/2013 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
    Location: 
    CCRMA Classroom
    Event Type: 
    Guest Lecture
    Abstract:
    
    FAUST [Functional Audio Stream] is a domain specific programming language specifically designed for real-time signal processing and synthesis. FAUST provides a compact high-level notation to describe sample-level audio effects and sound synthesizers. It also offers advanced compilation techniques (including automatic parallelization) allowing FAUST programs to compete with hand-coded C/C++ programs.
    FREE
    For CCRMA Users Only
  • Special workshop (M39A): Introduction to the Feldenkrais Method and Awareness Through Movement

    Date: 
    Tue, 10/01/2013 - 1:15pm - 3:05pm
    Location: 
    CCRMA stage
    Event Type: 
    Guest Lecture
    How should we approach to effective/pain-less/creative music practice and education? What should be studied in medical science research?

    Music 39A (Seminar in Music, Health, and Medicine) invites Marcia Scott, who is a dancer, singer, and certified Feldenkrais practitioner, to give us a special workshop and seminar about Feldenkrais methods to improve our sensory processing and motor repertoire. Come experience her group session and join our discussion.

    Guest lecturer: Marcia Scott
    Free
    For CCRMA Users Only
  • Enzo De Sena: Interactive Auralization for Virtual and Augmented Reality

    Date: 
    Thu, 09/26/2013 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm
    Location: 
    CCRMA Classroom, Rm 217
    Event Type: 
    Guest Lecture
     

    Auralization is the process of generating the impression of a sound source in a given space. In virtual reality applications, rendering a convincing auditory experience is key to achieving a high level of immersiveness. Physically accurate models of room acoustics can run in real-time using massively parallel GPUs, but significant limitations in terms of frequency range and room dimensions remain. An alternative is to consider inexact models that render accurately only the most important perceptual cues. 


    Full abstract:

    Open to the Public