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Ted Kocher

Ted Kocher

Adjunct Instructor

"I want to give back and teach others the things I wish I knew when starting out in my field."

Degrees Held:

  • Master of Music Technology – Southern Utah University, 2018
  • B.A. in Music Performance – Duquesne University, 2008

Career Highlights:

  • GRAMMY Nomination, 2012
  • Motion Picture Sound Editors Golden Reel Award, 2017
  • BAFTA Award, 2012
  • TEC Awards, 2012 and 2017
  • GANG Awards, 2012-2018

Links to multimedia:

https://open.spotify.com/album/7aK3xS8PgVteHqTjDNs3nM

www.tedkocher.com

In which online degree program do you teach?

Master of Music in Music Technology

Which class do you teach online?

MUSC 6613: Audio for Interactive Entertainment; MUSC 6633: Music for Interactive Entertainment

What do you want students in your courses to learn? What is the learning outcome or objective?

I would like to share my real-world professional experience with people interested in a career in audio for interactive media like games.

Why did you start teaching?

I want to give back and teach others the things I wish I knew when starting out in my field.

What advice would you give to those considering the online Master of Music in Music Technology program?

Learn everything you can about every subject offered. Ask a lot of questions and do lots of research.

What qualities make someone particularly successful in the music industry?

Empathy, ability to 'zoom out' and teach complicated subjects to beginners, musical sensibility, and no fear of making mistakes

What do you think are the biggest challenges that people in the music industry face today?

Landing a job: Very few full-time positions are available, so you'll need to have a diverse skillset.

What is the one book you think everyone should read?

How To Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

Tell us something interesting about yourself that your students might not know about you.

I love hacking culture and try to attend DEFCON every year.


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