Kristin McGarity

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Dr. Kristin McGarity, formerly the founding director of the Music Technology program at Montana State University, lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and young son. McGarity was the winner of the 2010 MSU Provost's Award for Undergraduate Research and Creativity Mentoring and a 2011 Faculty Award for Excellence. She earned a degree in oboe performance from the University of Michigan and a Master of Music degree in composition from the University of Texas, where she also earned a DMA in Music Composition in 2009. She has studied composition at UT with Russell Pinkston, Donald Grantham, Dan Welcher, and Kevin Puts, and she served as oboist with the New Music Ensemble directed by Dan Welcher. In addition to her work at UT, she has taught electronic music at Austin Community College and oboe at Austin Lyric Opera's Armstrong Community Music School. Her background in acoustic and electronic media includes theatrical composition and sound design, songwriting and production, film scoring, and collaborative works for film/video and dance.

Photo by Kelly Gorham, Montana State University