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The outstanding programs and facilities of the Computer Music Department add another exciting dimension to composition at Peabody.

The Bachelor of Music degree program in Computer Music combines the rigorous musical and academic undergraduate curriculum of the Peabody Conservatory with specialized courses in Computer Music and Music Technology.

The three-track Master’s program in Computer Music was created for students seeking a graduate degree in applied Computer Music, with concentrations in conservatory-level Composition, Performance/Concert Production or Research/Technology. The Master’s program prepares students for advanced work in areas of music where multimedia and technology occupy an essential role.

Of special interest to composers is the Composition track which allows a concentration on creating music utilizing computer music systems in conjunction with traditional instruments and ensembles. Students work with the latest digital synthesis hardware and software, and learn through private and classroom instruction to develop composition techniques which take advantage of the unique capabilities of electronic and digital music technology.

Composition Department students can take minor lessons with Computer Music Department faculty to incorporate technology into their acoustic compositions.

Students pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts in Composition degree at Peabody have the option of doing so with a concentration in Computer Music. This option allows advanced students to pursue multimedia and technology-assisted composition in addition to working with conventional resources.

Learn more about the differences between the focuses of Computer Music, Music for New Media, and Recording Arts and Sciences.


McGregor Boyle

McGregor Boyle is active as a composer, performer, and music educator with a primary interest in digital media and computer applications to music composition and performance.

Wendel Patrick

Wendel Patrick has been referred to as “David Foster Wallace reincarnated as a sound engineer” by Urbanite Magazine and as “wildly talented” by the Baltimore Sun.

Margaret Schedel

With an interdisciplinary career blending classical training in cello and composition, sound/audio data research, and innovative computational arts education, Margaret Anne Schedel transcends the boundaries of disparate fields to produce integrated work at the nexus of computation and the arts.

Geoffrey Wright

Geoffrey Wright earned a BA from Kalamazoo College, followed by an MM and DMA from the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University. Wright studied composition with Morris Cotel, Jean Eichelberger Ivey, Gunther Schuller, and Vladimir Ussachevsky.