SEAMUS past president • Scott Wyatt

Scott Wyatt has composed works for theatre, voice, acoustic instruments, orchestra, electronically-synthesized sound, computer-generated sound and for a variety of media including modern dance, documentary film, television and laser presentations. He serves as Professor of Composition and the director of the University of Illinois Experimental Music Studios.

Among other honors that he has received, Wyatt was one of the winners of the International Society for Contemporary Music National Composers Competition of 1978, the National Flute Association's 1979 Composition Competition, the 1979 Concorso Internazionale Luigi Russolo Composition Competition in Italy, the 1984 International Confederation of Electro-Acoustic Music GRAND PRIZE at the 12th annual International Electro-Acoustic Music Competition in Bourges, France, and a finalist in the 1989 Bourges Competition. He was the 1990 recipient of an Arnold Beckman Research Award for the development of digital timescaling applications, and among others, several 1996-2003 grants for the development of a specific compositional and live performance methodology for eight-channel sound diffusion. Professor Wyatt also received a 1991 Illinois Arts Council finalist award, a 1992 FAA College special projects faculty award grant for digital image processing, a 1994 Educational Technologies Assistance Grant. He served as president of SEAMUS (the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States) from 1989 until 1996, and he remains on its Board of Directors. In 1997, he was awarded the UIUC College of Fine and Applied Arts Outstanding Faculty Award, and in 1998 he was appointed as an Associate in the UIUC Center for Advanced Study, one of the highest honors the University of Illinois bestows upon its faculty.

His current research is on the development and application of positional three-dimensional audio imaging for multi-channel audio. His compositions are recorded on CENTAUR, GMEB Cultures Electroniques Series, Library of Congress, MARK, OFFICE, SEAMUS, UBRES and VERIATZA recordings. Scott Wyatt also served as an invited member of the international jury for the 2000 Bourges International Electroacoustic Music Competition in Bourges, France