Dan Hosken is an Associate Professor of Music at California State University, Northridge, where he teaches courses in music technology and composition and manages the Music Technology Lab and Advanced Projects Studio. Dr. Hosken is an active composer of acoustic and electronic music with a special emphasis on interactive works and multimedia. His research interests include innovations in the pedagogy of sound composition to make that medium accessible to both musicians and those without traditional musical training such as artists, multimedia designers, etc. This research has led to a number of innovative student projects and courses taught at CSUN that involve cross-disciplinary work by students in Art, Cinema and Television Arts, and Music.
Dan Hosken?s music has been performed at Carnegie Recital Hall, the "Cube" at the MIT Media Lab, and at such festivals as the National Conference of the Society of Composers (SCI), the National Conference of SEAMUS (Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the US), the Florida Electro-Acoustic Music Festival, the Seoul International Computer Music Festival, the International Symposium on Electronic Art, and the International Computer Music Conference. His honors include Finalist in the Concorso Internazionale "Luigi Russolo" and Honorable Mentions in the ASCAP Grants to Young Composers competition. Hosken was a co-founder of AUROS, a Boston-based new music ensemble, for which he served as co-director and conductor. He has also served as a co-director and conductor for the Madison Chapter of the Wisconsin Alliance for Composers.
Hosken holds a D.M.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an M.M. in Composition with Academic Honors from New England Conservatory of Music, and a B.S. in Music and Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He studied computer music with Barry Vercoe, Tod Machover, and Robert Ceely, and composition with John Harbison, Stephen Dembski, and William Thomas McKinley.