Thomas Ciufo

Associate Professor of Music, Project Manager of Arts & Technology

Thomas Ciufo is a sound artist, composer, improviser, and music technologist working at the intersections of electronic music, electro-acoustic performance, sonic art and emerging digital technologies. He received a Ph.D. in Computer Music and New Media from Brown University where he focused on computer-mediated improvisational performance and interactive instrument design.

Additional research interests include audio recording and production, acoustic ecology and listening practices, and innovative approaches to teaching, learning, and career development. Ciufo also works as a freelance electronic musician and audio engineer/producer. He has performed and presented his work at numerous national and international experimental music festivals and conferences. His recent collaborative CD project, Sonic Constructions was released on the innovative pfMENTUM record label.

Recent Campus News

Nine faculty members have been granted tenure. Top row, l-r: Olivia Aguilar; Riché J. Daniel Barnes; Thomas Ciufo. Middle row, l-r: Naomi Darling; Nina Emery; Kerstin Nordstrom. Bottom row, l-r: Heather Pon-Barry; Jared Schwartzer; Jennifer Wallace Jacoby

Nine faculty receive tenure

The Mount Holyoke College Board of Trustees has voted to grant tenure to nine faculty members spanning disciplines from gender studies to physics. 

Recent Honors

Performed with a new international quartet project, Veiled Borders: Analog/Digital Hybridity with collaborators John Godfrey, Karen Power (Ireland) and Jane Rigler (USA). This multi-location online telematic performance was part of the Earth Day Art Mode 2020 ‘Music in Place’ online festival. (2020)

Premiered a new international quartet project, Veiled Borders: Analog/Digital Hybridity with collaborators John Godfrey, Karen Power (Ireland) and Jane Rigler (USA). The performance was part of the Irish Sound, Science, and Technology Association National Conference in Cork, Ireland, where he also performed Ujjayi, an improvisational duo project for flute and computer with Rigler. Ciufo led a masterclass on Extended Instrument Design and Improvisational Performance Practices for the students in the Experimental Sound Practice Masters program at the University College Cork, Ireland, and he presented an artist talk entitled Adventures in Electronic and Experimental Music for the students at the University College Cork, Ireland. (2019)