Brian ShepardORG University of Oklahoma Title BIO Dr. Brian Shepard is the Coordinator of Music Technology Programs at the University of Oklahoma School of Music where, in addition to teaching courses in Music Technology, Digital Audio and Composition, he oversees the implementation and development of technology into the music curriculum. He has been recognized nationally for his pioneering research and work into the teaching of music through the "next-generation" Internet backbone known as Internet2, and was recently featured on CNN's "Technology Week In Review" and NPR's "Morning Edition." His compositions have been performed around the country by numerous faculty, student and professional groups including the Oklahoma City Philharmonic Orchestra and the Charleston (South Carolina) Symphony Orchestra. As the recipient of a number of commissions to write music for modern dance, Brian has used these opportunities to merge his interests in music and technology to explore interactive musical environments. His most recent foray into this area, HyperLinx, uses sensors placed around a stage to detect and interpret a dancer's movements and create a musical accompaniment based on the motions and gestures of the dancer. In addition to his duties at OU, Brian is on the music editorial board for MERLOT (Multimedia and Educational Resources for Learning and Online Teaching) and is the principal percussionist of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic Orchestra.
Sessions and Presentations
Time 04/27/10 04:30PM-05:30PM