The TIMARA Department boasts a diverse collection of robust undergraduate research opportunities. Through private study, coursework, student- and faculty-led collaborations, and self-directed and group winter term projects, students have contributed to and spearheaded award-winning research projects, published in academic journals, and presented their work at regional, national, and international conferences. Mentored by an internationally renowned faculty with prestigious credentials in electroacoustic composition, live electronics, and sound art, original research by TIMARA undergraduates can be found in journals and conference proceedings including:

  • Organised Sound
  • New Interfaces for Musical Expression
  • International Faust Conference
  • Tangible Embedded and Embodied Interaction conference
  • Interaction Design and Children (ACM)
  • Midstates Conference on Undergraduate Research in Computer Science and Mathematics

In addition, TIMARA students have won the Society for ElectroAcoustic Music in the U.S.’s prestigious Allen Strange Award seven times since the award was first launched in 2008.

If you are interested in pursuing research in TIMARA, there are many different opportunities to do so. You could pursue a research project as part of a Winter Term project or apply for a summer undergraduate research fellowship. TIMARA majors sometimes choose to pursue research projects for their Junior or Senior recital. You can approach a faculty member about a private study on a topic of interest or enroll in an apprenticeship for academic credit to collaborate with faculty on their research. In addition, many TIMARA majors and non-majors pursue paid research opportunities as part of TIMARA’s undergraduate research lab, the Crafting Sound Lab.

Students pursuing research projects over Winter Term or over the summer break have an incredible opportunity to hone their grant-writing skills by applying for an internal funding opportunity. TIMARA majors have had particular success in securing funds for projects in recent years through the FIGs, XArts and Grindlay grants.