[PD] [PD-announce] Graduate assistantships at LSU in Experimental Music and Digital Media

Edgar J Berdahl edgarberdahl at lsu.edu
Tue Jan 30 15:21:16 CET 2018

Dear Pd list,

LSU is pleased to be offering two graduate assistantships to incoming PhD students in the Experimental Music and Digital Media program in Fall 2018. Please see below for more details.

Best regards,

Edgar Berdahl

Assistant Professor
School of Music and Center for Computation and Technology
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA  70803
mobile 650-492-0211

Teaching, Studio Maintenance, and Research Graduate Assistantship

The LSU School of Music is offering an assistantship to an incoming student in order to assist in the following areas:
• Teaching of an undergraduate course such as MUS 2745 Introduction to Computer Music or MUS 2700 Introduction to Music Technology
• Assist with studio maintenance and concert preparations
• Research projects in the area of Experimental Music and Digital Media (EMDM)

This position is a multi-year full time assistantship of 20hours/week, 15k/year + tuition remission.

Digital Design & Emergent Media Graduate Assistantship

The LSU CCT Cultural Computing focus area, LSU School of Music Experimental Music & Digital Media program (EMDM), in collaboration with the Louisiana Department of Education, the LSU Cain Center, and Lee Magnet High School have collaborated to develop future-relevant high school curriculum in preparation for careers that involve digital media design and production – some of the most ubiquitous skills necessary for employment in the 21st century.  To this end, we are excited to offer a graduate assistantship in Digital Design & Emergent Media.

The DDEM position is a full time assistantship of 20hours/week, 18k/year + tuition remission.

Depending on expertise, responsibilities for the DDEM Assistantship may include:

- Assist in the rollout of the statewide STEM Certification Pathway in Digital Design & Emergent Media
- Teaching the Programming Digital Media course at a nearby high school and assisting in curriculum revision
- Assist in teaching the Programming Digital Media course (CSC2463) class at LSU (Web Audio & Arduino units)
- Curriculum, unit development, and teacher training of Digital Media entangled courses
- Work with a team of faculty, students and teachers to prepare materials for training DDEM High School teachers over the summer.
- Development of software/hardware modules, frameworks, and teaching materials to assist in this kind of education
- other responsibilities related to the design and implementation of the Digital Design & Emergent Media curriculum

The Assistantship will begin in Fall 2018 however financial support is available to begin working on the project as early as late Spring.

For more information contact Dr. Jesse Allison - jtallison at lsu.edu

General Information

Candidates should apply to the Experimental Music and Digital Media (EMDM) concentration for the Doctor of Philosophy in Music.  A master's degree is required for admission.  An acceptable score [combined verbal/quantitative] on the GRE is also required.   Applicants must submit a letter of intent, an application for admission, and official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work. In addition, applicants to this program must submit a portfolio representative of their prior work in this area. The portfolio should include recorded media (mp3s, video files, etc.), scores (if appropriate), computer source code from prior projects (if appropriate) and in general a list of work that demonstrates the student’s interest and abilities in experimental music, electroacoustic music or digital media.  Auditions are NOT necessary.

Application due date:  March 1.

Language Requirement
A test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) is required for international applicants from countries other than United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Belize, or certain Caribbean Islands. If you have a degree from a U.S. college or university or a degree from any of the listed countries, you are exempt from this requirement.

The Experimental Music and Digital Media (EMDM) program occupies space both within the School of Music and Dramatic Arts as well as at the new Digital Media Center building on LSU campus.  Facilities include new recording studios, fabrication facilities (including a laser cutter and a 3D printer), a 71-channel sound diffusion system, the Laptop Orchestra of Louisiana, Shaver Auditorium, the Digital Media Center Auditorium, the School of Music Recital Hall, and more.

To apply, visit http://www.lsu.edu/cmda/music/admissions/graduate/index.php
Applications should be submitted to LSU's Graduate School.

The most-directly affiliated faculty you would collaborate could include
Jesse Allison (http://allisonic.com/)

Steven David Beck (<https://www.cct.lsu.edu/~sdbeck/>https://stephendavidbeck.wordpress.com/author/sdbeck/)

Edgar Berdahl (http://edgarberdahl.com/)

Frederick "Derick" Ostrenko (http://frederickostrenko.com<http://frederickostrenko.com/>)

Hye Yeon Nam (http://design.lsu.edu/faculty/nam-hye-yeon/)

For more information, please visit

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