Stephen Croes

Professor
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"Music technology is a very interdisciplinary part of Berklee. To produce music in our studios and labs, we engage all aspects of contemporary musicianship and skills taught throughout the college, all of Berklee's essential offerings in terms of musical analysis, performance, improvisation, and composition."

"We work to promote the practice and understanding of the arts within the broadest context possible. The students bring broad stylistic diversity with them to their assigned projects. They develop their work on music that spans all genres, all the styles they love and listen to and come to Berklee to study-rock, pop, hip-hop, electronica, jazz, Latin, film music, world music, classical-it all shows up in our labs and studios. The division faculty teach music technology skills within the context of a comprehensive music education."

"Electronic producers and designers learn to develop their own musical voice, literally designing and constructing their own instruments and timbres. They study a kind of music-making that requires a thorough understanding of emerging computer-based tools and then transforms these tools into instruments. They develop a musically intuitive and interactive approach that parallels the study of any other instrument taught at Berklee."

"Our program encompasses an area of constant musical and technological change. We are always in the twin processes of discovery and mastery, and we strongly promote innovation and experimentation. We learn the new tools and apply them to the new music, and work to prepare our students for new kinds of careers that connect art and music and technology."

 

Career Highlights

 

  • Independent producer, arranger, composer, session player, synthesist/sound designer, mixer, and engineer
  • Record credits include Fleetwood Mac, the Yellowjackets, Stevie Wonder, Kenny Loggins, Geggy Tah, Jennifer Warnes, Leonard Cohen, REO Speedwagon, Kansas, Alice Cooper, Brenda Russell, Andy Summers, Face to Face
  • Film and television credits include Bull Durham; The Hidden; Star Trek: Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and Enterprise; National Geographic specials; Cousteau Society specials; television specials for PBS, CBS, NBC, ABC, USA, Showtime, HBO, and Fox
  • Advertising campaigns for Pepsi, Minute Maid, Honda, Nike, Fibercom, MGM, and Bell Telephone