Gary Scavone

Academic title(s): 

Professor, Department Chair



Gary Scavone
Music Research
Music Technology
Contact Information
514-398-4400 Ext 089834
Email address: 
gary.scavone [at]
Alternate email address: 
gary [at]
Department Chair

PhD Stanford University, Computer-Based Music Theory and Acoustics

MS Stanford University, Electrical Engineering

BSc Syracuse University, Electrical Engineering

BA Syracuse University, Music

Areas 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. 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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