Dr. Jason Fick, Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Music Technology at Oregon State University, is a composer, collaborator, audio engineer, researcher, and educator actively working with music technology. He holds a Ph.D. in Music Composition with a specialization in Computer Music from the University of North Texas, a Master of Music in Intermedia Music Technology from the University of Oregon, a Master of Music in Composition/Theory from the Pennsylvania State University, and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Creative Music Technologies from LaGrange College. Prior to arriving in Corvallis, he taught at Collin College (Texas) and the Art Institute of Dallas.
As a composer, Fick has created music for various acoustic ensembles, interactive computer environments, fixed electronic media, dance, film, and installation art. His works have been performed at international, national, and local events, including the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC), the International Horn Symposium, the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS), the College Music Society, and the American Colleges Dance Festival. He is also an active audio engineer, having recorded classical, jazz, and popular music in live and studio contexts, audio for film, and dialogue for various commercial projects.
Dr. Fick’s research pursuits are in computer music, interactive systems, audio production, and the pedagogy of music technology. Recent projects include research on the effectiveness of active learning approaches for teaching math and science to audio production students. This work has been published and presented at prominent international, national, and regional conferences, including the Audio Engineering Society (AES) and the Association for Technology in Music Instruction (ATMI). He is a member of the Audio Engineering Society (AES), Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS), College Music Society (CMS), International Computer Music Association (ICMA), and Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI).