In a recent Columbia College Chicago faculty profile, Professor Howard Sandroff, Audio Arts & Acoustics, discusses his career as an artist, performer and composer. He currently teaches an advanced courses in Sound Art in the Audio Arts & Acoustics Department.
In April, 2009, CUBE Contemporary Chamber Ensemble performed three of his works in the College’s Concert Hall: Adagio (1985), Chant de Femme (1996) and Tephillah (1990). In October, 2012, Columbia College Chicago’s Friends of the Library hosted a performance by Professor Sandroff (and Assistant Professor Ben Sutherland) and an exhibition of one of his welded steel sound sculptures.
As the article mentions, Professor Sandroff’s tenure with the College began back in 1978 when he was recruited to the Music Department by its Chair, William Russo. What the article doesn’t mention is that Professor Sandroff is deemed the co-founder of the Audio Arts & Acoustics Department which evolved from the Broadcasting Department to Radio (1980), then Radio/Sound (1988), then Sound (2000) and, finally, Audio Arts & Acoustics in 2002. Professor Sandroff has also been the primary architect of the Department’s evolving digital and computer-aided sound curriculum.
Along with the College, the Department recognizes Professor Sandroff’s many accomplishments both in and out of academia and his continuing inspiration of our students and faculty.