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Department of Performing Arts Technology


The Department of Performing Arts Technology seeks to advance the aesthetics of technology-based arts through performance, the development of emerging technologies, and research. Collaboration and creativity are key components of the interdisciplinary study of music, dance, theatre, engineering, art, and film and video.


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The University of Michigan maintains extensive computing resources for all students and the School of Music, Theatre & Dance vigorously promotes applications of technology in music. Professional quality studios include the Music Technology Lab, Multimedia Lab, Music Listening Lab, two Electronic Music Studios, the Audio Studio, the Video Studio, and several project studios. These studios feature state-of-the-art equipment in acoustically optimized spaces. The nearby Duderstadt Center houses an electronic library, interactive multimedia classrooms, a virtual reality laboratory, and design studios.





Jason Corey (Chair)

Jeremy Edwards

Michael Gurevich

Andrew Kirshner


Part-Time Lecturers

Paul Dooley

Chris Goosman

Sile O'Modhrain

Stephen J. Rush

Erik Santos




Eric Morgeson

Dick Siegel

Associated Faculty

Georg Essl (Computer Science & Engineering)

Robert Swedberg

Gregory Wakefield (Computer Science & Engineering)

Audio Studio in the Duderstadt Center, across from the School of Music Theater & Dance, available for student work
Students live stream a synced performance in Electronic Chamber Music, a course available to Performing Arts Technology studentsVideo Studio at the Duderstadt Center, available for multimedia performance and student worksGypsy Pond Music, an annual installation created by the students of the Digital Music EnsembleLive motion capture demo in the 3D Lab, a space available to students, designed for projects ranging from motion capture to video game design to 3d animationThe School of Music, Theatre & Dance, in which the Performing Arts Technology department is located.The Duderstadt Center, in which the recording and multimedia studios are located. This is across the street from the School of Music, Theatre & Dance on North Campus.
"I was a performing arts technology major focused in composition; I was involved in every aspect of sound in performance that exists in this school. It’s the most versatile music degree you can get."
Kevin DeKimpe, BFA Performing Arts Technology 2010

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Photography Credits:

U-M Photo Services

Joe Welsh

Peter Smith

David Smith

Glen Behring

Tom Bower