Joseph Cancellaro, Ph.D.
Title: Interim Chair
Office: 916 S. Wabash, Room 101A
Dr. Cancellaro is an accomplished composer and sound designer. His music has been performed around the world and he has written numerous film scores. Interactive audio and sound sculptures are also a significant part of his output.
While in Europe he worked for the BBC and ECAT in Great Britain as well as the Warsaw Electro-acoustic Music Studio in Poland. Dr. Cancellaro has taught at the University of Edinburgh, The I.M Paderewski Poznan Academy of Music in Poland, the Polytechnical Institute in Poland, and was the senior sound designer at the Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center also in Poland. He is the author of 'Sound Design for Interactive Audio' published by Thompson Delmar Learning in 2005 which is used a textbook at many institutions. Along with his musical and sound design accomplishments, Dr. Cancellaro also works as a 3D designer and teaches the subject as well. Cancellaro has been on the faculty at Columbia College since 2000 and is currently serving as the Interim Chair.
BMus, Composition and Film Scoring, Berklee College of Music in Boston
MMus, Composition, New England Conservatory of Music in Boston
Ph.D., Music Composition, Edinburgh University, Scotland.
Sound Design for Games I and II
Sound and Music for Interactivity
Music for Games I
3D Composition for Interactive Media I and II
Areas of Interest
Interactive audio sculpture
Sound Design for Interactive Audio, published by Thompson Delmar Learning