Vincent Olivieri

University of California - Irvine

Vincent Olivieri has designed sound and composed music for theatrical productions around the world. In New York, his Broadway credits include the design & score for HIGH and contributions to August Wilson’s RADIO GOLF. Off-Broadway credits include THE WATER’S EDGE at Second Stage, THE BROTHERS SIZE at The Public Theatre, THE GOD BOTHERERS at 59e59, FATAL ATTRACTION: A GREEK TRAGEDY, and the Pulitzer Prize finalist OMNIUM-GATHERUM. In addition to his off-Broadway designs, his New York credits include productions with Gorilla Productions, Black Jacket Productions, Word on the Street Productions, and Art Meets Commerce.

He currently serves on the faculty at UC Irvine, where he teaches sound design and composition for the theatre. Outside of the theatrical field, Vincent conducts research and creative work in sound for Virtual Reality. Currently, he is running a research group with UCI Informatics Professor Tess Tanenbaum that consists of students in Sound Design, Computer Music, and Computer Science.

Prior to joining the faculty at UCI, he taught, lectured, led workshops, or served as a guest artist at many colleges and universities including Auburn University, Barnard College, Bellarmine College, The Juilliard School, UMass-Amherst, and Yale University. He is an active member of the Sound Commission of USITT and a regular contributor to He has written a number of articles for trade magazines including Stage Directions and Lighting and Sound America.

Vincent holds a BA in mathematics and a minor in music performance from the University of Richmond and an MFA in Sound Design from the Yale School of Drama. He lives in Southern California with his wife, his daughter, and their plants.

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