Dr. Robert Pritchard

Associate Professor, Music Technology

BMus (UBC), MMus (Toronto), DMA (UBC)

Music Building 313
Tel. 604-822-3526

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Bob Pritchard works in acoustic, electroacoustic, and interactive media as well as with film/video, dance, and installation art. He has received several awards and commissions from The Canada Council, the BC Cultural Fund, the Ontario Arts Council and the CBC. In 2007, his work Strength received a Unique Award of Merit from the Canadian Society of Cinematographers.

He is a joint recipient of three Innovation Fund awards and in 2004 received a three-year SSHRC Artist-Researcher grant for the refactoring and refinement of gesture-controlled vocal synthesis. In 2007 he was a joint-recipient of a three-year New Media Initiatives grant from the Canada Council for the Arts/Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, developing Digital Ventriloquized Actors (DIVAs) and in 2009 he and Prof. Keith Hamel received a three-year SSHRC artist-researcher grant to develop score-following systems for interactive performance environments. He is carrying out research with Prof. Molly Babel studying English language accents in British Columbia. He is a full researcher with the UBC Institute for Computing, Information and Cognitive Systems (ICICS), the UBC Media and Graphics Interdisciplinary Centre (MAGIC), a member of the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, and co-director of the UBC research group for Music, Sound, and Electroacoustic Technologies (MUSET).

Dr. Pritchard completed degrees at the U. of Toronto and UBC. He has taught at Brock University, the UBC Dept. of Physics, Douglas College, and the UBC School of Music. In 2004 he was awarded a UBC Killam Teaching Prize, and in 2014 the University of Melbourne VCA and MCM designated him a Master Teacher.