Dr. Jarosław (Jarek) Kapuscinski talks about music admission the Stanford University


Jarosław Kapuściński (Polish/Canadian: [jaˈrɔswaf kapuɕˈt͡ɕiɲski] ) (born December 12, 1964 in Warsaw, Poland) is a composer and pianist specializing in intermedia. He is Associate Professor of Music at Stanford University, regularly teaching at the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA).

Kapuściński trained as a classical pianist and composer at the Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw (now the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music) and first engaged in video art and animation during a residency at the Banff Centre in Canada (1988–89). He developed that area of work during doctoral studies at the University of California, San Diego (1992-1997) and as a postdoctoral student at McGill University in Montreal (2001).

In addition to his work at Stanford, Kapuściński has taught at McGill University (2001) and the University of the Pacific (United States) (2004-2008). He has lectured internationally on intermedia composition and performance, at IRCAM inParis, the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology at McGill University, at the University of OxfordTokyo University of the Arts, and at Columbia University, among others. He co-authored with François Rose a multi-lingual website about orchestration in the Japanese traditional court music, Gagaku.