Assistant Professor of Music, PAT
Dr. Zeynep Özcan is an electronic music composer, educator, and author. She holds a Ph.D. in Music, an M.A. in History of Architecture, and a B.A. in Philosophy. She explores biologically inspired musical creativity, interactive and immersive environments, and generative systems. Her works have been performed and presented throughout the world in concerts, exhibitions, and conferences. As a musician, she sings, plays piano and electronics and performed with several bands and choirs. She is Assistant Professor of Music at the Department of Performing Arts Technology at the University of Michigan, School of Music, Theatre & Dance. Besides her academic lecturing, she contributes to secondary education and community education. She specializes in the implementation of software systems for music-making, audio programming, sonification, sensors and microcontrollers, novel interfaces for musical expression, and large-scale interactive installations. She is passionate about community building and creating multicultural and collaborative learning experiences for students through technology-driven creativity.