College of Fine Arts and Communication

Department of Music


Faculty & Staff

Thomas Ciufo

Assistant Professor

Office:   CA 3098
Phone:   410-704-2820
Fax:   410-704-2841
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Thomas Ciufo

Thomas Ciufo is a sound artist, composer, improviser, and researcher working at the intersections of electroacoustic performance, interactive instrument design, sonic art and emerging digital technologies. He holds a bachelor's degree in music composition from the University of Northern Colorado and a Ph.D. in Computer Music and New Media from Brown University.

Ongoing sound performance works include Fragments for prepared piano and computer, Point / Line / Shape for prepared electric guitar and computer, as well as several collaborative duo projects. International festival presentations or performances include Visiones Sonoras in Mexico City, the Enaction in Arts Conference in France, the New Interfaces for Musical Expression conference (Vancouver, Genoa, Montreal and Ann Arbor) as well as numerous conference presentations for the International Computer Music Society and International Society for Improvised Music.

Prior to Towson University, Ciufo taught courses, managed the studios, and conducted research for the Computer Music and Multimedia program at Brown University. He served as a postdoctoral researcher in the Arts, Media, and Engineering Program at Arizona State University where he co-directed the AMP performance ensemble and contributed to the K-12 Mediated Learning group. He also served for three years as the Sherman Fairchild Artist-in-Residence in Arts and Technology at Smith College and taught digital media and sound art courses at College of the Holy Cross.

At Towson University, Ciufo specializes in the areas of music technology and recording arts, with classes in sound recording and production, acoustic ecology and sound art, as well as electronic and computer music performance, interactive instrument design and sound programming. Ciufo also serves as the Pedagogical and Technical Director for the Recording Studio of the Towson University Department of Music.

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