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Congratulations to Rob Lavaque,recipient of a “Silver Addy” (American Advertising Award)

March 27, 2017

Congratulations to Rob Lavaque, lecturer in audio and music engineering, who is recipient of a “Silver Addy” (American Advertising Award) from the Rochester Advertising Federation for the audio and music he produced for the Medical Center’s memorable “You are my sunshine” television ad that ran during the 2016 Super Bowl. Rob, by the way, is bringing in guest lecturers Brandon Campbell ’10, who composes music for Hans Zimmer Remote Control Productions (noon to 1 p.m., April 5, CSB 209), and Guy Whitmore,  the studio audio director of PopCap Games (noon to 1 p.m., April 19, CSB 209), to talk about their work and field questions. Is it any wonder our audio and music engineering major is so popular, when students can learn from award-winning practitioners like Rob and from his colleagues in the industry?


Professor Mark Bocko, two of his graduate students, Dave Anderson and Mike Heilemann, have created a version of the flat-panel loudspeaker without the echo problem.

January 3, 2017


Audio and music engineering instructor describes his work on Super Bowl ads

February 18, 2016



Lecturer Steve Roessner from Electrical and Computer Engineering to appear on WXXI

February 8, 2016

Lecturer Steve Roessner from Electrical and Computer Engineering will appear on the WXXI Connection’s show with Evan Dawson at 1 p.m. Friday February 12th to talk about our Audio and Music Engineering major, along with Assistant Professor Dave Ravello from Eastman who will talk about the new master’s degree in Music in Contemporary Media/Film


AME196: The Making of a Showcase

December 18, 2015

classroom ame196


AME191: Audio engineering, the way it really is

November 11, 2015

live mix


Professor Mark Bocko recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award

September 8, 2015

       Mark Bocko, Distinguished Professor and Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering and recipient of numerous University awards for teaching excellence, has been an ideal mentor for creative young engineers. His love of music is reflected in the audio and music engineering program that he spearheaded; it is one of our fastest growing majors. He directs our state-funded Center for Emerging and Innovative Sciences, which helps match companies with university researchers, and which played a key role in laying the groundwork for our successful AIM Photonics proposal. He Technical Director for the Center for Future Health, where he and his colleagues develop cutting edge devices that help individuals monitor their own health. And Mark is also co-founder and CEO of ADVIS, a high-tech start up that provides integrated sensors for imaging and dynamic signal measurements. Those, indeed, are ample achievements for a lifetime, but I suspect Mark has even more up his sleeve!


Kedar Shashidhar ’15 and David Porter ’15 awarded Third Place in the Charles and Janet Forbes Competition

May 11, 2015

This year's winners of the Charles and Janet Forbes Competition, a technical business idea contest for undergrads, are: First place and $4,000 to Lucian Copeland ’15 ECE and Alexander Matthers ’15 BME of NullSpace. Second place and $2,500 to BME seniors Isabella Cazacu, Brittanie Kilchoer, Jennifer Park, and Melinda Vander Horst, and Jacob Bohannon (KEY) of SimuClage. Third place and $500 (three-way tie) to Teamo, including Nick Brown ’15 of Optical Engineering, Anis Kallel ’17 of Computer Science, and Pedro Vallejo-Ramirez ’16 Optical Engineering; CampusFly, including Ervis Vukaj ’16 of Financial Economics, Rikesh Thapa ’15 of Computer Science, Nicholas Falcone ’15 of Financial Economics, and Charlie Kelman ’16 of Computer Science; and Blackout Games, including Kedar Shashidhar ’15 and David Porter ’15, both of Audio and Music Engineering, and Dan Hassin ’16 of Computer Science.


ECE masters student David Heid named as winner of the 2015 New Venture Challenge

April 20, 2015

David Heid, a masters student in Electrical and Computer Engineering concentrating on Audio and Music Engineering, who has received a $2,000 prize from The Center for Music Innovation and Engagement at the Eastman School's Institute for Music Leadership as winner of the 2015 New Venture Challenge. David was awarded the prize for the “Laptop Orchestra Live (LOL)” startup, which was recently featured on Discovery Channel’s Daily Planet Show. The prize will help David produce a new Arts Leadership Program course planned for Spring 2016 that will build another bridge between the Eastman School of Music and the Hajim School. Read more here.


'You get better the more you do,' says composer for TV movies

April 2, 2015

“I haven’t understood a bar of music of music in my life, but I have felt it.”
      -- Igor Stravinksy, famous 20th century composer, quoted at Staceland website


New Cluster in Audio and Music Engineering

February 20, 2015

The Audio and Music Engineering program is offering a new Cluster: “Sonic Arts and Technology” (N4AME001). To complete the cluster students should take any 3 of the following courses:


'You have to be a one-stop music shop,' composer of music for commercials advises

February 19, 2015



AME 193: Sound design "One of the coolest things I have ever learned about"

January 1, 2015