My teaching is grounded in the knowledge that sound is its own medium of artistic expression and discipline of historical and theoretical inquiry. The classes I design and teach are structured so that my students’ aesthetic responses evolve as they gain critical perspectives about their artistic skills and come to understand how their works operate in culture. In this way, my classes foster the development of each student’s voice through the medium of sound. Additionally, I place an emphasis on critiquing student work in-class because it is vital to practice contextualizing one’s position as a creative person.
I teach sound composition as a continuing journey of creative engagement. My teaching areas are sound production, sound design for film and television, sound art and practice, documentary radio, radio art, acoustic ecology, remix culture, and sound studies.