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Jeffrey Albert, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Film and Music Industry Studies
College of Music and Fine Arts
Loyola University New Orleans

6363 St. Charles Ave.
Campus Box 8
New Orleans, LA 70118

Office: Communications/Music Complex 433
Email:jvalbert@loyno.edu
Office: (504) 865-2606
Mobile & Text: (504) 315-5167

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Curriculum Vitae

Education

Ph.D. (2013) - Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA). Dissertation title: Interactive Musical Partner: A System for Human/Computer Duo Improvisations. Advisor - Stephen David Beck

M.M. (2000) - University of New Orleans

B.M. (1993) - Loyola University New Orleans

Additional Studies

120 C.E.U. in Management, Johnson and Wales University (Miami, FL) 1994-96

Music Information Retrieval Workshop, Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics at Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA) June 2011

Publications

Thompson, William and Jeffrey Albert. “Baghdad Music Journal: One soldier’s move toward technology as a way to stay in touch with music.” Leonardo Music Journal, V25 (December 2015).

Albert, Jeffrey. “Interactive Musical Partner: A Modular Human/Computer Duo Improvisation System.” Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Computer Music Multidisciplinary Research.

Albert, Jeff. "Improvisation as Tool and Intention: Organizational Practices in Laptop Orchestras and Their Effect on Personal Musical Approaches" Critical Studies in Improvisation / Études critiques en improvisation [Online], Volume 8 Number 1

Invited Presentations

“Music Technology Session” Fulbright Science & Technology Conference, New Orleans, LA. November 8, 2013. with Tae Hong Park

“Ethics vs. The Presentation of Art” Enactus Ethics Conference, Loyola University New Orleans, New Orleans, LA. October 10, 2013.

Academic Presentations

Albert, Jeffrey. “A Specifications Grading System as Applied in a Music Technology Course.” Association for Technology in Music Instruction National Conference. Indianapolis, IN. November 5-7, 2015.

Albert, Jeffrey. “Improvising Community: A Participant’s Account of the Improvised Music Community in New Orleans Since 2005.” Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium. University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario Canada. September 18, 2015.

Albert, Jeffrey. “Improvisational Structures for Student Laptop Ensembles”. International Society for Improvised Music Conference. Chateau d’Oex, Switzerland. July 11, 2015.

Albert, Jeffrey. “Towards a System for Human/Computer Duo Improvisations”. International Society for Improvised Music Conference. The New School for Jazz, New York, NY. June 6, 2014.

Albert, Jeffrey “Interactive Musical Partner: A Look at the Components of a Human/Computer Duo Improvisation System” (Demo/Performance). Electroacoustic Barn Dance. University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA. November 9, 2013.

Albert, Jeffrey. “Interactive Musical Partner: A Modular Human/Computer Duo Improvisation System.” 10th International Symposium on Computer Music Multidisciplinary Research, at Laboratoire de Méchanique et d’Acoustique in Marseille, France. October 17, 2013.

Albert, Jeffrey. “Interactive Musical Partner: A Demonstration of Musical Personality Settings for Influencing the Behavior of an Interactive Musical Generation System.” 2nd International Workshop on Musical Metacreation. Northeastern University, Boston MA. October 14, 2013.

Albert, Jeffrey. “Valued Features of Improvised Musical Interactions (or What I learned from my computerized improvisation partner).” Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium. University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario Canada. September 7, 2013.

Albert, Jeff (chair). Panel Discussion “Play Something Crazy…Now: Improvisation as a Tool in Composing for Laptop Orchestras”. Panel members: Paula Matthusen, Christopher Burns, Scott Hewitt, J. Corey Knoll. First International Symposium on Laptop Ensembles and Orchestras. Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA. April 17, 2012.

Albert, Jeff. “Instigation Quartets: A Look at The Effectiveness of Higher Level Improvisational Instructions as a Means to Foster Musical Diversity”. International Society for Improvised Music Conference. William Patterson University, Patterson, NJ. February 17, 2012

Hwang, Nick; J. Corey Knoll; Jeff Albert. “GUA: Development of a Digital Instrument” (Paper/Performance). Electroacoustic Barn Dance. University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA. October 29, 2011.

Albert, Jeff. “Improvisation as Tool and Intention: Organizational Practices in Laptop Orchestras and Their Effect on Personal Musical Approaches.” Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium. University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario Canada. September 8, 2011.

Select Composition Performances

Ris Bogdns (fixed media, 2011)
November 2011 - Electric LaTex University of Texas (Austin)
October 2011 - High Voltage Recital LSU (Baton Rouge, LA)

Peter’s Mountain (Improviser and Computer, 2011)
May 2011 - High Voltage Recital LSU (Baton Rouge, LA)
April 2011 - Concert of Electroacoustic Music Loyola University (New Orleans)

i have nothing to say (fixed media, 2010)
November 2010 - Electric LaTex Tulane University (New Orleans)
October 2010 - Cinema for the Ears (Baton Rouge, LA)
May 2010 - High Voltage Recital LSU (Baton Rouge, LA)

Shell Game (fixed media, 2009)
December 2009 - High Voltage Recital LSU (Baton Rouge, LA)

Napkin Shreds (fixed media, 2009)
November 2009 - Electric LaTex Texas A&M (College Station, TX)
May 2009 - High Voltage Recital LSU (Baton Rouge, LA)

Reconciliation (improvising wind trio and fixed media, 2009)
November 2009 - Open Ears Music Series New Orleans, LA
May 2009 - New Orleans New Music Ensemble New Orleans, LA

Berwyn (chamber orchestra and improvisers, 2007)
June 2007 - New Orleans New Music Ensemble New Orleans, LA

Paphiopedilium (improvisation instructions for chamber orchestra, 2006)
March 2006 - New Orleans New Music Ensemble New Orleans, LA

Barking Dogs at Mailmen (chamber orchestra, 2005)
May 2005 - New Orleans New Music Ensemble New Orleans, LA

Professional Association Memberships

Audio Engineering Society

International Computer Music Association

Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States

National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences

BMI

International Society for Improvised Music

Professional & Community Service

Open Ears Music Series - Founder and curator of weekly concert series and web archive. 2007 - present

New Orleans International Sound Exchange - Secretary and member of Board of Directors. 2012 - present

Search & Restore: New Orleans - Co-organizer of three day creative music festival. April 30 - May 2, 2012

Online Trombone Journal - Editor of Recording and Literature Reviews. 2003 Author of ten reviews published between 2002 - 2007