Stanford University

“Every time I work with Cory Cullinan on a project, I expect to be entertained by a new and different musical vision. His ability to use music to enlighten the listener shows through… We all learned something.”
— Jay Kadis, Stanford Recording Arts Teacher

Cory’s on the Summer Recording Arts Faculty at Stanford’s world-renowned Center for Computer Research in Music & Acoustics (CCRMA). This has special meaning for him, because it’s a homecoming each summer — he’s teaching where he once roamed the hallways as a student. CCRMA is truly a magical place.

Cory & Jay, back in the day — a string section recording session at CCRMA


In his student days at CCRMA, Cory studied under his Advisor, computer music legend John Chowning, who developed FM synthesis. The “Father of Electronic Music,” Max Mathews, roamed the hallways. Nowadays, he gets to teach there with his former Recording Arts teacher, Jay Kadis. Chris Chafe is still there. You could be too.


Here’s a track Cory and Jay recorded entirely at the CCRMA Recording Studio pictured above, where they teach this course. It’s old-school and entirely acoustic — strings, piano, woodwinds, vocals — to highlight the pristine nature of the room and gear, but of course we teach electronic and contemporary recording in the course too.


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