Misty Jones Simpson

Associate Professor

Misty Jones Simpson
(615) 898-2518
Room 308, Jones Hall (JH)
MTSU Box 21, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information

  • MM, Berklee College of Music (2014)
  • MM, Berklee College of Music (2014)
  • BME, Baylor University (1995)
  • BME, Baylor University (1995)

Areas of Expertise

Ableton Live
Synthesis
MIDI

Biography

Misty Jones Simpson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Recording Industry at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee (MTSU), and one of the few female Ableton Certified Trainers in the United States. She received her bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Baylor University and studied Music Technology Innovation at Berklee Valencia in Spain, where she received the Outstanding Scholar award and earned a Master of Music ...
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Misty Jones Simpson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Recording Industry at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee (MTSU), and one of the few female Ableton Certified Trainers in the United States. She received her bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Baylor University and studied Music Technology Innovation at Berklee Valencia in Spain, where she received the Outstanding Scholar award and earned a Master of Music degree. Simpson’s research has been featured in Billboard Magazine and on Ableton’s website. Specializing in MIDI programming, Ableton Live, controllerism, and pop/electronic music, Simpson teaches synthesis electronic music and controllerism at MTSU. She has presented and performed at various festivals and conferences including Ableton's LOOP, APME, MEIEA, MIT’s EmTech España, Madrid Music Days, and the King of Spain’s Impulsa Music Forum. Simpson is a contributing author to The Music Technology Cookbook, recently published by Oxford University Press, and also self-published a book titled Decompressed: How to Find Joy as a Music Producer in a Flattened World, available on Amazon.

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Courses

RIM 4190 Intro to MIDI and Synthesis

RIM 4390 Electronic Music and Controllerism