Composer, violinist, and computer music researcher, Charles Nichols is an Associate Professor of Composition and Music Technology at the University of Montana, and has earned degrees from the Eastman School of Music, Yale University, and Stanford University. At Yale, he worked as a Research Associate at the Center for Studies in Music Technology and as a Research Assistant at Haskins Laboratories, and at Stanford, he served as the Interim and Associate Technical Director of the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics. He has presented his acoustic and electroacoustic compositions at the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC) in Belfast and New Orleans, the Re:New Digital Arts Festival in Copenhagen, Musicacoustica Mix in Beijing, the Pan Music Festival in Seoul, the Festival Internacional de Musica Electroacustica in Havana, the Bang on a Can Institute, June in Buffalo, and the Society of Electroacoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS) national conference, and his research, including telematic musical performance over Internet2, development of the vBow haptic virtual violin bow controller, and wavelet audio analysis and resynthesis, at the ICMC in Göteborg, Berlin, and Aarhus, SCGlobal in Seattle, SIGGRAPH in Los Angeles, NIME in Dublin, DAFx in Limerick, ISMA in Perugia, Forum IRCAM in Paris, and SEAMUS. He has received support from the National Endowment for the Arts for commissions by the Myrna Loy Center for the Performing and Media Arts and the Headwaters Dance Company, commissions by the Association for American Medical Colleges and the Cybersounds Festival at Temple University, and awards from ASCAP and the Concours International de Musique et d’Art Sonore Electroacoustiques de Bourges.
Eastman School of Music, Yale University, and Stanford University