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Michael Frengel

Associate Academic Specialist, Composition, Music Technology; Instructor

Mike Frengel (b. Mountain View, CA, 1972) graduated with a B.A. in electroacoustic music from San Jose State University in 1995, where he studied music composition with Allen Strange and Dan Wyman. He spent another three years in the San Francisco Bay Area working at Apple Computers Inc. as well as remaining affiliated with the C.R.E.A.M. Studios at SJSU as a Research Scientist. Mike completed his M.A. in electroacoustic music composition at the Bregman Studios at Dartmouth College in 1999, where he studied with Jon Appleton, Charles Dodge, Larry Polansky, and Christian Wolff.

He completed his Ph.D. at City University, London, where he studied composition with Denis Smalley. Mike was a prize-winner in the 2000 Luigi Russolo Composition Competition. His works have been included on the Sonic Circuits VII, ICMC’95, CDCM Vol.26, 2000 Luigi Russolo and ICMC 2009 compact discs and are performed at music events around the world. Mike is currently on the faculty of the music departments at Northeastern University and Boston Conservatory, where he teaches courses in music technology and composition.

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Education

  • Ph.D. at City University, London
  • M.A. in electroacoustic music composition at the Bregman Studios at Dartmouth College in 1999
  • B.A. in electroacoustic music from San Jose State University in 1995

Awards

  • 2000 Luigi Russolo Composition Competition

Professional Experience

  • Research Scientist, Apple Computers Inc.
  • Research Scientist, C.R.E.A.M. Studios at SJSU

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