Dr. Sigmund J. Rothschild
Specialization: Music Technology
Home institution in US: Full Sail University, Winter Park, Florida
Host Institution in India: University of Mysore, Karnataka       
Start date/Month in India: August/September 2012
Duration of grant: 9 months

Brief Bio:
Dr. Sigmund Rothschild received a Ph.D. in music theoretical studies from the University of California at San Diego (UCSD), a M.M. in theory and composition from Illinois State University (ISU) and two B.A. degrees in both music theory and composition and percussion performance from the University of Arizona. He is currently on faculty at Full Sail University, Florida and previously taught at Rollins College in Florida, University of Colorado (UC) Denver, Southwestern College and UCSD. As a previous Senior Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Rothschild lectured and conducted research on music technology at the Rimsky-Korsakov Saint Petersburg State Conservatory in Russia. He has received over twenty awards, grants or scholarships from organizations including Drum Corps International, Percussive Arts Society, Associated Colleges of the South, UC Denver, UCSD, ISU and Rollins College. He is also a member of Phi Kappa Lambda.

Dr. Rothschild has produced and/or engineered over thirty music CDs and presented papers to the Audio Engineering Society. He is a voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences for the Grammy Awards. His professional musical experience includes performing as a percussionist with groups including the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Arizona Opera Company, Ballet Arizona/Arizona Dance Theater, Sonor and the Concord Blue Devils.

For his Fulbright project, “Applied Music Technology,” Dr. Rothschild will pursue three areas of research: combining Carnatic Tala with western computer-based electro-acoustic instrumental sound sources to create new music compositions; studying the feasibility of digitizing and publishing All India Radio’s broadcast archives of sound recordings; and publishing high-quality audio and video field recordings of live Carnatic music performances on YouTube and/or iTunes.