Residency Dates: 06/28/2020 - 07/18/2020
Application Deadline: Sunday 01/19/2020

Margaret Anne Schedel is a composer and cellist specializing in the creation and performance of ferociously interactive media whose works have been performed throughout the United States and abroad. Her solo CD, Signal through the Flames, will be released by Parma Records in 2020. While working towards a DMA in music composition at the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, her interactive multimedia opera, A King Listens, premiered at the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center and was profiled by She holds a certificate in Deep Listening with Pauline Oliveros and has studied composition with Mara Helmuth, Cort Lippe and McGregor Boyle. Schedel is a joint author of Cambridge University Press’s Electronic Music and recently edited an issue of Organized Sound on using electroacoustic terminology to describe pre-electric sound. Her work has been supported by the Presser Foundation, Centro Mexicano para la Música y les Artes Sonoras, and Meet the Composer. She has been commissioned by the Princeton Laptop Orchestra, Ictus, reACT, Yarn|Wire and the Unheard-of//Ensemble. In 2019 she was awarded the NIME Pamela Z innovation award. Her research focuses on gesture in music, the sustainability of technology in art, and sonification of data; she recently published in Frontiers of Neuroscience on signification of gait for people with Parkinson’s Disease. She serves as a regional editor for Organized Sound and is an editor for the open access journal Cogent Arts and Humanities. From 2009-2014 she helped run Devotion, a Williamsburg Gallery focused on the intersection of art, science, new media, and design. As an Associate Professor of Music at Stony Brook University, she serves as the co-director of computer music. In her spare time, she curates exhibitions focusing on the intersection of art, science, new media, and sound while running, a platform celebrating art with computational underpinnings.

Residency Statement

I look forward to working with musicians and performing artists who transmit emotion over time. I welcome all approaches to structuring creative work that engages with the concept of music, even if the work does not create audible sound. Associates should be prepared to: 1) speak about their own work and their influences; 2) engage in critical dialog about music / sound art / visual music; and 3) discuss more practical concerns such as notation, technical problems, or documentation. During the residency we will also engage in Deep Listening practices to heighten our consciousness of the world of sound and the sound of the world. In addition to group meetings, I will be available for individual artistic/career coaching.

Prospective Associates should send:

  1. A short bio (500 words max, PDF)
  2. A statement of any specific goals or interests related to the residency (1000 words max, PDF)
  3. 2 recorded work samples (video links or audio) with accompanying scores if appropriate (PDF)
  4. Program note or artistic statement about the work (PDF)

Residency Fee: $900

Includes a $100 administration fee, weekday meals and housing; does not include artist materials, transportation, or weekend meals.

Scholarships / Financial Assistance

Only accepted Associate Artists may apply for financial assistance. For details, please visit the master artist details page.

Application fee: $25

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