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Assistant Professor, Music Industries & Commercial Studies

Cody Brookshire

Cody Brookshire's music has been performed at events and venues ranging from the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, to SEAMUS and CBDNA National Conferences, to the Oh My Ears! Marathon Concert in Arizona, including international performances ranging from the Audiograft Festival of Contemporary Experimental Music and Sound Art in Oxford, to the Guangzhou Grand Theater in China, and the Freedom On My Doorstep installation project at the Wiltshire Heritage Museum in England. He was a 2017 Artist-in-Residence at Avaloch Farm Music Institute, collaborating with guitarist Richard Knepp on a work for guitar and electronics. Cody has composed for and worked with artists such as Sō Percussion, Great Noise Ensemble, Transient Canvas, the Athens Guitar Duo, Chamber Cartel, MOD[ular] Ensemble, Neues Duo, the Hodgson Wind Ensemble at the University of Georgia, the Patriot Choir and the String Orchestra at the University of North Georgia, and conductors Cynthia Johnston Turner, Jaclyn Hartenberger, Thomas Duffy, Curran Prendergast, John Lopez, and Tyler Ehrlich.

Awards include 1st place in the 2015 Electrobrass National Composition Competition for From Afar, Drawing Near; 1st place in the 2014 and 2nd place in the 2015 Southeastern Composer's League Philip Slates Memorial Competition for Shrapnel and Irreconcilable Differences, respectively; as well as a 2015 Judge's Honorable Mention for the American Prize in Composition, student chamber division, for PRISM. Several of Brookshire's works have been professionally recorded and released including PRISM which appears on second record of the Athens Guitar Duo, "Recuerdos" on Claudio Records. M3TA11UR6Y, We Could Live Forever Tonight, and From Afar, Drawing Near appear on various electroacoustic compilation albums on the EMPiRES label, while OMEGA and Wasting All My Precious Time both appear on releases on Good Static Records. A short electronic work, Harmonic Meditation, No. 1 appears on the 2014 SEAMUS Miniatures album "Transients".

In 2018, Cody Brookshire graduated from the University of Georgia with a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Music Composition. His dissertation project led to the creation of SynkroTakt, a new audio streaming technology for immersive live music performances involving audience participation. In an on-going project since 2019, much of his recent creative activities have been towards a full-length album in a mainstream/popular music style with extramusical themes on the duality of man vs. machine, the unintended consequences of technological progress, and other tangents of a frightening future that may be closer that we realize. The project will see several releases on major streaming services in 2021. Throughout 2020, Cody composed his first collection of Piano Preludes, commissioned by a group of pianists led by Dawn Dalangin Hawk. A forthcoming recording project of the Piano Preludes collection is planned for release in 2022. 

In the Fall of 2020, Cody Southern was appointed Assistant Professor of Music Industries and Creative Audio Production at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. The position is a joint appointment between School of Music and Department of Radio, Television, and Digital Media. With his task as bridging and diversifying these two areas, he teaches courses and leads interdisciplinary efforts in both departments in his areas of expertise, including music business and industry, music production, composition, song-writing, arranging, music theory, audio engineering, sound art and sound design, mainstream/pop music, and immersive/spatial audio.

In Fall 2020 Cody was appointed Assistant Professor of Music Industries and Creative Audio Production at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. The position is a joint appointment between School of Music and Department of Radio, Television, and Digital Media. With his task as bridging and diversifying these two areas, he teaches courses and leads interdisciplinary efforts in both departments in his areas of expertise, including music business and industry, music production, composition, song-writing, arranging, music theory, audio engineering, sound art and sound design, mainstream/pop music, and immersive/spatial audio.