Biography for Spencer Salazar
Faculty
CalArts

Spencer Salazar is a computer musician and researcher currently serving as Special Faculty in the School of Music at California Institute of the Arts. His research, teaching, and practice is focused on interactive computer systems for musical performance, mobile music software, music programming languages, and digital music ensembles. Previously he pursued his doctoral studies at Stanford CCRMA, where he developed his dissertation research on Auraglyph, a modular sketch-based programming system for computer music, and was a co-director of the Stanford Laptop Orchestra. He is also a lead developer for the ChucK music programming language. In the past he has prototyped consumer electronics for Microsoft and architected large-scale social music interactions for Smule, an iPhone application developer, including the popular Ocarina and I Am T-Pain apps. He received a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Computer-based Music Theory and Acoustics from Stanford University in 2017.