Michael Pounds

Assistant Director of Music Media Production and Associate Professor of Music Theory and Composition

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MI 212   Phone: 765-285-0999  

School of Music
Hargreaves Music Building (MU) 203
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

After a relatively short career as a mechanical engineer, Michael Pounds turned his energies toward composition, studying at Bowling Green State University, Ball State University, the University of Birmingham in England, and the University of Illinois, where he completed his doctorate. He specializes in computer music composition and collaborative intermedia projects. His awards include the ASCAP/SEAMUS Student Commission Award, a Residence Prize at the Bourges International Electroacoustic Music Competition, a Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship for studies in England, and residencies at the MacDowell Colony and I-Park. His music has been performed throughout the United States and in Canada, Mexico, England, Ireland, France, Spain, Austria, Korea, Australia and New Zealand. Recent performances include the International Computer Music Conference, the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the US National Conference, the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, the Society of Composers, Inc. Region IV, V and VIII conferences, the ElectroAcoustic Juke Joint Festival, and the Electronic Music Midwest festival. He was a co-host of the 2005 national conference of the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the U.S. Dr. Pounds is the Assistant Director of the Music Technology program at Ball State University, where he teaches courses in composition, acoustics, music perception, recording and computer music.

Course Schedule
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    Section
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  • Course
    Acoustics
    No.
    125
    Section
    1
    Section
    1200-1250
    Days
    M W F
    Location
    MU 309
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    Acoustics
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    125
    Section
    2
    Section
    1100-1150
    Days
    M W F
    Location
    MU 103
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    Computer Music 1
    No.
    241
    Section
    1
    Section
    1000-1050
    Days
    M W F
    Location
    MI 223A
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    Computer Composition
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    350
    Section
    1
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    0000-0000
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    Location
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    Human-Computer Inter
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    444
    Section
    1
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    1500-1550
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    M W F
    Location
    MI 223A
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    Computer Music Compo
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    450
    Section
    2
    Section
    0000-0000
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    Location
  • Course
    Special Topics
    No.
    592
    Section
    1
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    1500-1550
    Days
    M W F
    Location
    MI 223A
  • Course
    Electronic Music Stu
    No.
    625
    Section
    2
    Section
    0000-0000
    Days
    Location
School of Music
Hargreaves Music Building (MU) 203
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

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