Chair of the Department
(B.A., Kalamazoo College; M.M., D.M.A, Peabody Conservatory)
Dr. Geoffrey Wright is a music futurist, a composer, performer, researcher, and entrepreneur. He founded the Computer Music Department at Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, where he also directs the Computer Music Consort (a professional Digital Arts Performing Ensemble) and The Combined Laboratory for Auditory Interdisciplinary Research (CLAIR).
His compositions for various media (including orchestral and chamber music as well as computer music, dance and video) have been performed in the US, Europe, and Asia. He has received numerous grants and awards, and is listed in Who’s Who in American Music. Dr. Wright is also the Director of Computer Music at Goucher College.
His research interests include human psychological and physiological perception of sound and music, and the application of related findings to composition and performance. Dr. Wright holds numerous patents for sophisticated human/computer interfaces for communicating with and controlling computers.
In 2000, Geoffrey Wright was Artistic Director for the Ceremonial Music for the TimesSquare2000 Millennium Cerebration in New York, which played to a live audience of 2.5 million, and was broadcast to an estimated audience of over 2 billion.