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Dr. Hideki Isoda

Emmy Award-nominated director and composer Hideki Isoda has made a lasting impact on the musical world through his prolific and multifaceted career. Born in Yokohama, Japan, he honed his musical abilities from a young age through playing various instruments, including the piano, synthesizer, guitar, and saxophone. He further developed his skills through his studies at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Berklee College of Music, and The University of Sydney, where he earned a PhD in Composition and Music Technology.

Hideki's expertise as a composer is demonstrated through his work on soundtracks for organizations such as NHK Japan, PBS America, Sony Music, and Panasonic, as well as his contributions to special events such as the Atlanta Olympics. He is also recognized as a leading recording, mixing, and mastering engineer, having produced numerous classical and jazz albums for acclaimed musicians across the globe. His collaboration with Grammy Award-winning producer Michael Fine highlighted an outstanding orchestral album release from Sony Classical in 2022.

In addition to his musical prowess, Hideki's expertise in technology has led to several breakthrough innovations. He was part of the team that developed audio-streaming technology in the mid-90s and later created StringPedagogy.com, one of the first e-learning websites utilizing video-streaming technology. He also invented a motion-sensing musical instrument called RIAX that has revolutionized the way music is composed and performed.

Hideki served as Associate Dean of Technology and Distance Learning at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music (2007-2013) and as Professor of Music and Chair of the Interdisciplinary Program for Creative Contents and Technology at Sookmyung Women's University in Seoul (2013-2020). He is a full-time faculty member and Director of Media Production at Texas Tech University School of Music, where he teaches Composition, Electroacoustics, and Music Informatics courses (2020-Present).

Hideki resides in Lubbock with his wife Hyejin, daughter, and son.


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"As a researcher and professor, I'm passionate about helping others create innovations that can make the world an even better place. Nothing brings me greater joy than seeing my students get inspired by what's possible when we work together to innovate!"

Hideki Isoda

Hideki Isoda
Director of Media Production
Assistant Professor of Composition
Texas Tech University School of Music

Expertise: Electroacoustics & Music Informatics

Experienced as: TV & Film Composer, Classical and Jazz Instrumentalist, Tonmeister, Filmmaker, Computer Programmer, and Entrepreneur

Sequential Artist

Research & Development Areas
Music Informatics:
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation for Instrumental Training;
Robotic Design for Musical Training;
Musical Deep Learning;
Ambisonic Audio;
Design of Music E-Learning Applications;
Film Making for Music Research;

Production Equipment

Primary Programming Languages

Performing Instruments
RIAX, Synthesizers, and Guitars

Other Interests
Ham Radio (since 1980)
UAS (Drone)

Alma mater
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
Berklee College of Music
The University of Sydney

Notable Recognitions
Emmy Award nomination
International Videographer Award
OMNI Intermedia Award
Horizon Interactive Award
Accolade Award
The Communicator Award
Hermes Creative Award

Special Certifications
Audinate Dante Certifications

Dante AV Network Certified Engineer
AV Network Engineer/Administrator

Featured Works

Circling Around by Hideki Isoda

Research Film "Circling Around in Song"


Circling Around by Hideki Isoda

PBS Documentary "Circling Around"


Galia "Sand in your bed" CD Produced by Hideki Isoda

Galia Arad "Sand in your bed"

Mimi Zweig StringPedagogy.com

Mimi Zweig StringPedagogy

Hideki Isoda YouTube Channel


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