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Emmy Award-nominated TV & Film Composer, Hideki Isoda has had a musical career since the early 90s. He grew up in Yokohama Japan playing piano, guitar, and saxophone from an early age. He studied at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and also at Berklee College of Music. Hideki composed soundtracks for NHK Japan, PBS America, Sony Music, Panasonic, and special events such as the Atlanta Olympics. As a versatile classical and jazz instrumentalist, he performed on stages and in studios around the world. Also, as a Tonmeister, Hideki recorded and produced countless albums of renowned musicians including Grammy winners. His passion and vast knowledge in computer science had contributed to innovations such as the development of audio streaming technology in the mid-90s, and then the creation of StringPedagogy.com in 2001, which was one of the very first e-learning websites utilizing video streaming technology. He previously served as Associate Dean of Technology and Distance Learning at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, The University of Sydney (2007-2013), and also as Professor of Music and Chair of Interdisciplinary Program for Creative Contents and Technology at Sookmyung Women's University in Seoul for seven years. In 2020, Hideki has joined the faculty of Texas Tech University School of Music. Prof. Isoda is an active researcher in Music Informatics developing a range of new electronic musical instruments and devices. Hideki lives in Lubbock with his wife, daughter, and son.

Virtual Wind Bell

About this Motion Controller/Instrument

"As a researcher and professor, I love making innovations. I also love helping people to make innovatations. I find great happiness doing so especially when my students get inspired by that."

Hideki Isoda

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

Expertise: 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;

Primary Programming Languages

Performing Instruments
Synthesizers and Electric Guitars

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

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

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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