Matt Bethancourt, a professor in the Media Design Program who previously taught courses in Digital Music at Eugenio María de Hostos Community College, has been invited to participate in the 2014 Studio for Electro-Instrumental Music (STEIM) Orientation Session in Amsterdam.
STEIM is an independent electronic music center dedicated to live performance. Its artistic and technical departments support an international community of performers, musicians, and visual artists in the development of unique instruments for their work.
Bethancourt, who began teaching digital music at Hostos as an adjunct in 2010, is excited about this opportunity to network with other leaders in his field and bring back new and exciting ideas to the College.
He says, “I look forward to getting feedback on my work from some of the brightest minds in the industry at a place that has been on the cutting edge of the conversation for decades. It’s all very exciting.”
During the three-day summit scheduled for January 13 to 15, 2014, Bethancourt will participate in orientation sessions that offer valuable learning and networking opportunities for artists from all over the world.
Other sessions will feature discussions and technology demonstrations by STEIM staff and artists in the STEIM network, through which Bethancourt will gain insight into the history and context of work at STEIM and meet other musicians and artists in the fields of live electronic music and sound art.
Bethancourt is the first professor from Hostos to attend one of these sessions, which are held bi-annually.
For more information about STEIM, go to http://steim.org/.
About Hostos Community College
Eugenio María de Hostos Community College is an educational agent for change that has been transforming and improving the quality of life in the South Bronx and neighboring communities since 1968. It serves as a gateway to intellectual growth and socioeconomic mobility, as well as a point of departure for lifelong learning, success in professional careers, and transfer to advanced higher education programs. The College’s unique “Student Success Coaching Unit” provides students with individualized guidance and exemplifies its emphasis on student support services.
Hostos offers 29 associate degree programs and five certificate programs that facilitate easy transfer to CUNY’s four-year colleges or baccalaureate studies at other institutions. The College has an award-winning Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Development that offers professional development courses and certificate-bearing workforce training programs. Hostos is part of The City University of New York (CUNY), the nation’s leading urban public university, which serves more than 480,000 students at 24 colleges.