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Gary P. Scavone

Academic Title(s): 

Associate Professor, Associate Director, Scientific & Technological Research, CIRMMT

Music Research
Music Technology
Contact Information
514-398-4535 ext. 089834
Email Address: 
gary [dot] scavone [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Alternate Email Address: 
gary [at] music [dot] mcgill [dot] ca
music technology
music technology research laboratories

PhD Stanford University, Computer-Based Music Theory and Acoustics
MS Stanford University, Electrical Engineering

Area of Expertise: 

Musical Acoustics, Acoustical Signal Processing, Physically-Based Sound Synthesis, Programming Tools for Music and Audio Software Development


Dr. Gary Scavone is an Associate Professor of Music Technology in the Schulich School of Music of McGill University and Associate Director, Scientific and Technological Research, of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology. He founded and directs the Computational Acoustic Modeling Laboratory at McGill. From 1997-2003, he was Technical Director and Research Associate at the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics at Stanford University, where he received a Ph.D in "Computer-Based Music Theory & Acoustics" and a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. His research includes acoustic modeling, analysis, and synthesis of musical systems and sound synthesis software development. Dr. Scavone is also a professional saxophonist specializing in the performance of contemporary concert music.

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