Faculty Member of the Month

Jerod Sommerfeldt, Assistant Professor, Crane School of Music

Thrilled to be in my second full year on campus, I teach electronic music composition and theory, and coordinate the courses and concerts presented through the SUNY Potsdam Electronic Music Studios (PoEMS) in the Crane School of Music. Here, students are able to enjoy full use of our state-of-the-art facilities, including two surround sound studios that feature high quality mixing and recording equipment. Coursework is centered around computer programming, algorithmic composition, and experimental digital music and video, providing a platform for everyone to create unbendingly creative and exciting new music. At the end of each semester, student compositions are showcased in the newly developed PoEMS Electroacoustic Salon Concert Series. Open to all, it is an informal gathering in the Helen Hosmer Gallery where ideas are shared and new music is both heard and discussed. We sincerely hope you will join us for any and all new music events on campus.

The Faculty of the Month is a joint project of the Learning and Teaching Excellence Center and related instructional development support offices.