Spencer Salazar is a computer musician and researcher currently serving as Special Faculty at the California Institute of the Arts School of Music. His research and teaching is focused on computer-based music expression, composition, and experience, with specific attention to mobile software development, systems for music programming, and computer-based music ensembles. Previously he pursued his doctoral studies at Stanford CCRMA. He has also created new software and hardware interfaces for the ChucK audio programming language, prototyped consumer electronics for Microsoft, and architected large-scale social music interactions for Smule, an iPhone application developer. He received a Bachelor of Science and Engineering in Computer Science from Princeton University in 2006 and will receive a Doctor of Philosophy degree (Ph.D.) in Computer-based Music Theory and Acoustics from Stanford University in 2017.


CalArts bridges the gap between art, science, engineering at Digital Arts Expo (The Santa Clarita Valley Signal)

Inside CalArts: Arming Artists With High-Tech Skills (PCMag)

Princeton music course debuts through online learning platform Kadenze (Princeton University)

The technology of Stanford's Laptop Orchestra (Engadget)

Exploring the Future of Music with Spencer Salazar (GAFFTA)