Music — There’s a Science to That

March 24, 2015

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Ballroom
112 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA


When you imagine someone working in the music field, what do you see? A composer? A musician? A conductor? Would you ever picture a scientist or an engineer? The areas of science and music appear to some to be diametrically opposed to one another, but nothing could be farther from the truth in today’s music industry.

Making music is about being an artist. And yet it is so much more. Designing rooms for optimized acoustics requires physics. Creating electrical components for amplifiers and crafting instruments requires a keen understanding of engineering concepts. Entrepreneurs use technology to dream up the musical devices and instruments of the future. In this field, creativity is not just about putting notes together.

The music field is full of people across many disciplines who apply a wide range of education and skills to their love of music. Come join us as we explore the intersection between music, science, engineering, and technology.

Event Details

Tuesday, March 24th
Doors open at 5:00pm
Program runs 6:00pm-7:30pm
Come early–Hopkins will be demonstrating the gTar prior to the program, starting at 5:15!

This program is FREE to attend, but registration is strongly encouraged.

Can’t join us live? Then join us via live stream, or watch the program at your leisure at a later date on our YouTube channel, C2ST TV. Streaming will begin on March 24 at 6 p.m. CDT.

We regret to announce that Matt Hennessy from VSOP Studios will no longer be able to participate as part of the program.