How to be Involved with CNMAT

Everyone can be involved in the exciting cultural, educational, musical and technological projects happening at CNMAT in some capacity:

Visiting scholars come for several months or years. Even though they often work on personal research, invariably they participate in CNMAT's ongoing projects and often start new lines of research that continue after their stay.

Industry affiliates provide support to CNMAT and benefit from early notice of research results, access to outstanding students and participation in a yearly conference.

Graduate students have a place to apply research in their fields to musical ends and exercise teaching or research assistantships.

Composers and musicians come both as artists in residence and as visiting performers.
Collaborating music centers such as IRCAM and CCRMA and University departments share research and exchange scholars to pursue common goals.

Undergraduates attend classes taught at the center which feature state of the art labs optimized for music study. Strong students may participate in an independent study.

University departments inside and outside UC system exchange professors and invite CNMAT expertise onto boards forming multimedia pursuits.

The general public attends concerts, seminars and lecture series
Conference participants enjoy presentations at conference sites as well as at CNMAT or at industry locations.

Philanthropists , foundations , industries and corporations donate funds and equipment for building needs, equipment, research, musical projects and performances.

Prospective Students

Although CNMAT is formally a part of the Music Department, it is also an interdisciplinary research unit linked to five other Departments on Campus.

Some of the current research activities are focused on the study of the perceptual and cognitive aspects of music, the creation of new computer architectures for synthesis and audio signal processing, and the development of software for composition and live performance.

In order to conduct research on a master's or doctoral thesis at CNMAT, a student must first be affiliated (i.e. a registered graduate or doctoral student) with one of the five degree-granting departments associated with the Center. You may make a formal application to the following admissions contacts within your program of interest:

Bruce Alexander Lois Koch
104 Morrison 510-643-8724 370 Wurster 510-642-5577
Admissions Staff Belen Flores
207 Cory Hall 510-642-3068 2337 Dwinnelle 510-643-7224
Cynthia Vogel
3210 Tolman Hall 510-642-1382

Other interested students, composers and visiting researchers may discuss project ideas with the Center's Director, David Wessel.