Joseph Cancellaro - Columbia College Chicago

Joseph Cancellaro

Associate Professor


Dr. Cancellaro is an accomplished composer and sound designer. His music has been performed around the world and he has written numerous film scores. Linear and non-linear music and sound form a large part of his current research interests.

Dr. Cancellaro is the Chair of the Interactive Arts and Media Department in the School of Media Arts.

Instructional Areas

Linear and non-linear music and sound design, audio programming, music theory in the context of non linear audio space, music composition, game audio, film composition

Creative Practice and Research Interests

non-linear music, brain wave music composition, linear music recording techniques, soundscape construction.


B.M., Music Composition and Film Scoring Berklee College of Music 1989
M.M., Music Composition New England Conservatory of Music 1992
Ph.D., Music Composition University of Edinburgh 1997