He is currently a level iii PhD candidate in music composition at the CUNY Graduate Center, where his research focuses on the music of Pierre Schaeffer. He received his bachelor’s in composition from SUNY Purchase. His primary teachers have been Suzanne Farrin, Jason Eckardt, Du Yun, Jeff Nichols, and Huang Ruo.
He teaches Music Technology courses at Hunter College and Brooklyn College. As a Mellon Humanities Alliance Teaching Fellow, he taught Critical Thinking & sound design for theater at LaGuardia Community College.
He is also an audio engineer and sound designer. He creates max for live devices, scores and sound designs for theater, records and mixes chamber music, and enjoys working on songwriting, pop production, arrangements, and remixes.
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[email me ︎ jsmishalanie at gmail dot com]