Welcoming Thomas Ciufo, Innovation Hire in Digital Music and Music Entrepreneurship
The Music Department is pleased to annouce the appointment of Thomas Ciufo as the Innovation Hire in Digital Music and Music Entrepreneurship. In this new position, Mr. Ciufo will develop both introductory and advanced courses and initiatives in digital music and entrepreneurship, as well as developing project-based curricula and programming partnerships with other departments in the Humanities and STEM disciplines, and that engage the Five Colleges and Pioneer Valley academic and performing arts communities.
Mr. Ciufo brings an impressive resume and vast experience to this groundbreaking appointment. A sound artist, composer, improviser, and music technologist working at the intersections of electronic music, electroacoustic performance, sonic art and emerging digital technologies, Ciufo's additional research interests include audio recording and production, acoustic ecology and sound studies, listening practices, and innovative approaches to teaching, learning, and career development. He also works as a freelance electronic musician and audio engineer / producer. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Music and New Media from Brown University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Composition from the University of Northern Colorado.
International festival presentations or performances include Visiones Sonoras in Mexico City, the Enaction in Arts Conference in France, the New Interfaces for Musical Expression Conference (Vancouver, Genoa, Montreal and Ann Arbor) as well as numerous conference presentations for the International Computer Music Association and the International Society for Improvised Music. His recent collaborative CD project, Sonic Constructions was released in 2016 on the innovative pfMENTUM record label. He has taught at Brown University, Smith College, Goddard College, and College of the Holy Cross. Currently at Towson University, he specializes in the areas of music technology, electronic music composition, and recording arts.