Dr. Martin Sweidel

Quote from Marshall McLuhan's The Medium is the Massage  

Martin Sweidel received his D.M.A. in Composition (1983) from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He joined the faculty of the University of Cincinnati in 1983 where he served as the Director of Electronic Music and a Visiting Assistant Professor of Theory and Composition. In 1986 he joined the faculty at Southern Methodist University where he is presently Associate Dean for Academic Planing and Institutional Effectiveness for the Meadows School of the Arts.  His faculty appointment is in the Division of Music as an Associate Professor of Composition and the Director of Electronic Music. From 1995 to 2000 Dr. Sweidel served as Chair of the Division of Music at SMU. Dr. Sweidel’s music has been heard in performances throughout the country.  These have included the Dallas Video Festival, the Society of Composers, Inc. festivals in Toronto and Las Vegas; the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music national meetings in New York, Urbana, Austin, Middlebury, VT, and Ithaca, NY; the Bowling Green New Music and Art Festivals; and the International Electronic Music-Plus Festivals in Knoxville, Austin, Kansas City, and Oberlin. Commissions have included Heifetziana for Young Artists International, First Primes for the Ohio Music Teachers Association, Bucky's View for The Percussion Group, Listen/Voices/Wind/Change for Voices of Change, A Stereo Fanfare for Polished Brass, and IX (nine) for Joseph Celli. Grants have included several from Meet the Composer, two Individual Artists Fellowships from the Ohio Arts Council, and a Composers Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.  Six of his video art collaborations with Donald Pasquella are included in the TV series Frame of Mind.  His Split Shot Study No. 1 is recorded on CCG/CAGE Records and Listen/Voices/Wind/Change is included in "Main Street USA", a radio series on musical life in America produced for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Commercial music by Dr. Sweidel includes electronic scores for the film The Last Witness and the documentary Adventures on the Planet Earth.

Associate Dean

Meadows School of the Arts

Southern Methodist University

Dallas, TX 75275-0356

Phone: (214) 768-4811

FAX: (214) 768-4669