Scott WyattProfessor of Composition-Theory and Director of the Experimental Music Studio
B.S., West Chester University; M.M., University of Illinois
Scott Wyatt has composed for theater, voice, acoustic instruments, orchestra, electronically- synthesized sound, computer-generated sound, and for a variety of media including modern dance, television, documentary film, and laser presentations, among other media. His compositions have been performed in many cities in the United States, and in Australia, Greece, Japan, Korea, the former Soviet Union, and Europe.
Among other honors, Professor Wyatt was a winner in competitions sponsored by the International Society for Contemporary Music and the National Flute Association, the Concorso Internazionale Luigi Russolo in Italy, and in 1984 he was the winner of the CIME grand prize at the 12th annual International Electro- Acoustic Music Competition in Bourges, France. He received a University Scholar Award in 1986, was a finalist in the 1989 Bourges Competition, and received the 1990 Arnold Beckman Research Award for the development of digital timescaling applications in music composition. Professor Wyatt also received a 1991 Illinois Arts Council finalist award, a 1992 FAA College special projects faculty award grant for digital image processing, as well as a 1994 Educational Technologies Assistance Grant. He received 1996 and 1998 Research Board grants for the research and development of Eight-Channel Sound Projection Systems. In 1997, he was awarded the UIUC College of Fine and Applied Arts Outstanding Faculty Award, and in 1998 he was appointed as an Associate in the UIUC Center for Advanced Study, one of the highest honors the University bestows upon its faculty.
Wyatt's compositions are recorded on Centaur, Library of Congress, Mark, Office, SEAMUS, Ubres, and Veriatza Records. Professor Wyatt has served as president of SEAMUS, the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States from 1989 to 1996, and now serves on its Board of Directors. Wyatt also served as an invited member of the international jury for the 2000 Bourges International Electroacoustic Music Competition in Bourges, France.