Butler School of Music
Bruce Pennycook

Bruce Pennycook

Professor of Composition
Professor, Department of Radio-Television-Film, College of Communication

Office (Primary):
MRH 4.180

UT Address:
Butler School of Music

2406 Robert Dedman Dr., stop E3100
Austin, TX 78712-1555


Bruce Pennycook is a Professor in Composition, especially electronic
music and media. He holds a joint appointment in the School of Music,
College of Fine Arts and the Department of Radio-Television-Film, College of
Communication. Dr. Pennycook specializes in new media and audio technologies including music visualization, film/video music, interactive music performance and network-based audio.

He received a Doctor of Musical Arts at the Center for Computer Research in
Music and Acoustics, Stanford University in 1978 then taught at Queen's University in Canada from 1978-1987 in both the Department of Music and the Department of Information and Computer Science. From 1987 to 1999, Pennycook taught at McGill University in Montreal where he developed new undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Music, Media and Technology. From 1998-2000 he held the position of Vice-Principal for Information Systems and Technology, McGill University.

Pennycook's compositions include electroacoustic and acoustic pieces for
solo, chamber and large ensemble and these are performed in the US and
Canada. He has published many articles on various aspects of music technology and new music practices. He has also worked as a consultant for government, industry and other post-secondary institutions in Canada and the US.

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