Chris Kincaid

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

Chris Kincaid is a musician, audio engineer, and educator spending his free time building synthesizers and audio equipment. He completed his M.M. in Music Composition writing for opera, orchestra, solo, and a variety of chamber ensembles. As an audio engineer Chris has worked with the Louisville Orchestra, Longleash Piano Trio, and Rachel Grimes. He lectures at Bellarmine University and the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology on topics including digital audio and recording techniques. Chris has designed innovative curriculum in applied music technology, as the laptop/midi controller combo becomes as mainstream as traditional instruments. He has presented his findings at both the International Computer Music Conference and the National Association of Schools of Music Annual Meeting. He serves as the current program director of Audio Builders Workshop (ABW), a workgroup of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) which promotes DIY audio electronics education. He is on the national AES conference planning committee, leading the ABW technical program. Chris has presented his work related to music technology at conferences including AES, Percussive Arts Society International Convention, and American Music Therapy Association Conference. Chris enjoys writing and performing music with modular synthesizers and continues writing concert music, most recently a string quartet inspired by the weaving traditions of Appalachia. His music can be found on Spotify, Bandcamp, and through his own website at