Elaine Fefferman

Assistant Professor of Music and Technology

School: College of Arts and Letters

Building: Peirce

Room: 215

Phone: (201) 216-5024

Fax: (201) 216-8245

Email: lfefferm@stevens.edu

Website

Education
  • PhD (2014) Princeton University (Music Composition)
  • MFA (2009) Princeton University (Music Composition)
  • BA (2004) Yale University (Music Composition)
  • BA (2004) Yale University (Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations)
Research

Lainie Fefferman makes music by putting dots on lines, drawing curves in software, writing code in boxes, and finding new and surprising ways to wiggle her vocal chords.

General Information

Lainie Fefferman is a composer, performer, and experimenter in the performative application of emergent music technologies. Her most recent commissions have been from Tenth Intervention, So Percussion, Make Music NY, Experiments in Opera, ETHEL, Kathleen Supové, TILT Brass, James Moore, Eleonore Oppenheim, JACK Quartet, and Dither. Her one-woman voice & electronics feminist song performance project "White Fire," an electroacoustic meditation on the heroines of the Hebrew Bible, premiered at Merkin Hall in 2016 and she has been touring it internationally ever since. She is a co-founder and director of New Music Gathering, an annual conference/festival hybrid event for the international New Music Community. She got her doctorate in composition from Princeton University and is a programming/performing member of Princeton-based laptop ensemble Sideband. She is currently a professor of Music & Technology at Stevens Institute of Technology and recently concluded her time as artist in residence at Nokia Bell Labs. For more info, visit: http://lainiefefferman.com

Institutional Service
  • Music & Technology - m&T Minor Coordinator Chair
  • Junior Faculty Board of Representatives Member
  • Micro Zoom Dance Parties Chair
  • Music & Technology - m&T Minor Coordinator Chair
  • Junior Faculty Board of Representatives Member
  • M&T Student Concert Production Chair
  • Director of Scene Lab Chair
  • Director of Scene Lab Chair
  • CAL Academic Advising Data Collection Chair
  • Brought Industry Professional guests to M&T courses Chair
  • M&T Concert Production Chair
  • Junior Faculty Board of Representatives Member
  • Creating appendix to tenure guidelines surrounding creative output of faculty Member
Professional Service
  • New Music Gathering Co-founder / Co-director
  • New Music Gathering co-director
  • NIME (New Interfaces for Musical Expression) Invited Reviewer for New Instruments for Musical Expression Conference
  • SEAMUS (Society for Electro-Acoustic Music) Invited Reviewer for Society of Electro-Acoustic Music
  • Audio Mostly Invited reviewer of music technology paper submissions
  • NIME Invited reviewer of performance submissions
Consulting Service

ICMC (International Computer Music Conference)
NIME (New Interfaces for Musical Expression)
SEAMUS (Society of Electroacoustic Music)

Professional Societies
  • ACF – American Composers Forum Member
  • ACF – American Composers Forum Member
Courses

HMU 192 Music Appreciation
HMU 210 Introduction to Music Technology
HMU 211 Introduction to Electronic Music
HMU 310 Composition
HMU 405 Advanced Topics in Electronic Music
HMU 498 Ensemble
CAL 498 Thesis Preparation
CAL 499 Senior Thesis