Dr. Jim Piekarski

Professor

Dr. Jim Piekarski
615-898-2635
Room 207, John Bragg Media and Entertainment Building (BRAGG)
MTSU Box 21, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information

  • D.M.A., University of North Texas (1994)
  • M.M., University of North Texas (1991)
  • B.F.A., University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (1989)

Areas of Expertise

Commercial Songwriting
Audio For Media
Principles and Practices of Electronic Music
Electronic Music II
History of Popular Music in America
Advanced Commercial Songwriting

Biography

Jim Piekarski, associate professor, received his B.F.A. degrees in music composition and music education from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. He earned his M.M. and D.M.A. degrees from the University of North Texas. While at the University of North Texas, Jim taught various courses in the electro-acoustic and computer music curriculum including MIDI applications, algorithmic composition, and software synthesis.

Jim's computer music compositions have been featured on Volum...

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Jim Piekarski, associate professor, received his B.F.A. degrees in music composition and music education from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. He earned his M.M. and D.M.A. degrees from the University of North Texas. While at the University of North Texas, Jim taught various courses in the electro-acoustic and computer music curriculum including MIDI applications, algorithmic composition, and software synthesis.

Jim's computer music compositions have been featured on Volume 9 of the CDCM Computer Music series CDs, and his works have been performed in the United States, Mexico, and Europe. He recently presented work involving speech re-synthesis at the International Computer Music Conference in Aarhaus, Denmark. His concert reviews have been published in Array: The Quarterly Journal of the International Computer Music Association. Jim is also actively involved in popular music and had one of his songs on the Canadian Country Music singles chart for a six-month period in 1999. He performs in the Nashville area as a freelance keyboardist.

Jim has numerous awards, including the University of North Texas Composition Studies Scholarship, the Shimmel Scholarship Award for Composition, the Polanki Scholarship Award, and the Polish-American Scholarship Award, among others. He is a member of Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI), the International Computer Music Association, and the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States.

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