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Braxton Boren Associate Professor Performing Arts

PhD, Music Technology, NYU (2014)
MPhil, Physics, University of Cambridge (2010)
BA, Music Technology, Northwestern (2008)

Book Currently Reading
The Buried Giant (Ishiguro)
The Glorious American Essay (Lopate)
J.S. Bach: The Learned Musician (Wolff)
Braxton Boren is Associate Professor of Audio Technology at American University, where he joined the faculty in Fall 2017. He received a BA in Music Technology from Northwestern University, where he was the valedictorian of the Bienen School of Music in 2008. He was awarded a Gates Cambridge Scholarship to attend the University of Cambridge to research computational acoustic simulation, where he earned his MPhil in Physics in 2010. He completed his Ph.D. in Music Technology at MARL, the Music and Audio Research Laboratory at New York University in 2014. He worked as a postdoctoral researcher working in spatial audio over headphones at Princeton University’s 3D Audio and Applied Acoustics Laboratory from 2014-2016.

Professor Boren's current work involves historical simulation of acoustical performance spaces, as well as research on noise and speech propagation. He has worked as an expert witness in cases regarding noise from construction sites, data centers, and even pickleball games!
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Spring 2024

  • ATEC-201 Digital Signal Theory

  • ATEC-405 Acoustics

Fall 2024

  • ATEC-201 Digital Signal Theory

  • ATEC-651 Digital Audio Analysis