Stanford University

“Thanks to Cory Cullinan for showing us all your magic tricks with your genuine charisma, authenticity, and fantastic methodology… and my talented peers from whom I learned a lot and built awesome relationships. I’m excited to see what those next-gen musicians will achieve in the near future.”
— Miguel Concha Seltzer,
former Stanford Summer Recording Arts Student
& Associate Sound Editor/Mixer at Walt Disney Imagineering

Cory returns to Stanford University each summer, where he earned a Music and Political Science degree, to teach the Recording Arts program there. Our innovative program gives students 24-hour-a-day access to the studios at Stanford’s legendary Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA). Below is a video made by student Luna Conrad to document the 2022 experience and links to the albums each ensemble has made.

The program quickly bonds students into a diverse ensemble creating an album and supporting each other while they develop recording skills and techniques. Students range from college music professors to high school students, from Hong Kong to San Jose. We’ve already had students and recordings from the program go on to make real impacts on the world with the recordings they made at Stanford. There’s no other program like it.

Stanford’s special to Cory. His undergraduate Advisor there, music legend John Chowning, developed FM synthesis. The “Father of Electronic Music,” Max Mathews, roamed the hallways with Cory’s former teacher and later colleague Jay Kadis. Cory was the Co-Chair of his last Stanford Reunion; Social Media Director of the most attended Stanford Reunion ever; and a Stanford STARS assembly member for the school’s top graduate leaders and volunteers. Now you can join us there; summer Workshops are open to non-Stanford students!

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