Meadows School of the Arts 2017
Martin Sweidel, associate professor of music in Meadows School of the Arts, joined SMU in 1986 after earning a D.M.A. in composition from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He served as chair of the Division of Music from 1994 to 2000, where he helped strengthen the national reputation of the SMU music program. From 2007 to 2014 he served as associate dean for administrative affairs at Meadows, leading initiatives to support the school's rising prominence as one of the most innovative and exciting arts schools in the United States. His creative and teaching specialties include electro-acoustic music, composition, sound and code. He developed and maintained a state-of-the-art studio for electro-acoustic music in Meadows, and his music and collaborative computational art projects have been seen and heard in performances, installations and broadcasts throughout the country including at TEDxSMU and on television series and films. His honors include grants from Meet the Composer, two fellowships from the Ohio Arts Council and a Composer Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. He retires as Professor Emeritus of Music.