Education

  • B.S. Electrical Engineering - Temple University - 2011
  • M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering - Drexel University - 2013

Bio

I am currently pursuing a PhD in Drexel's Music and Entertainment Technology (MET) lab. My research interests include novel musical interfaces, real-time audio processing and synthesis, and machine listening. My experience as an active musician and multi-instrumentalist initially catalyzed my interest in engineering and has lent itself to my pursuit of music technology research.

Research Projects

I am currently supported by a grant from the Knight Foundation for development of a tech-enhanced music performance, working in close collaboration with Philadelphia artist in residence Peter English to develop several novel musical instruments for a performance and sound installation in early Summer 2017. The instruments are designed to explore acoustic sound production controlled by digital synthesis, and the potential of multi-user collaboration.  

Since joining the MET-lab, I have also maintained and written software for the Magnetic Resonator Piano, a novel augmented acoustic instrument designed by a former MET lab post-doctoral researcher Dr. Andrew McPherson. My work has included adapting the system to a new type of keyboard sensor, developing an iOS interface for real-time synthesis parameter control, as well as exploring intuitive key gestures for performance and mapping of gestures to electromagnetic string actuation parameters.

Fellowships

NSF STEM GK-12 Fellowship (2012-2013) - I worked with several Philadelphia area high schools developing application-driven activities designed to reinforce the science and math curriculum and motivate students to pursue STEM fields by illustrating the connection between technology and the arts.

Publications

  • Gregorio, Jeff, & English, Peter, & Kim, Youngmoo E. (2017, August) Sound Design Using and Augmented Drum System. In Proceedings of the 12th Audio Mostly: A Conference on Interaction with Sound, AM '17, London, UK, 2017. ACM.
  • Morton, B. G., & Gregorio, J., & Rosen, David S., & Vallett, Richard, & Kim, Youngmoo E. (2017, June) STEAM Education through Music Technology (Evaluation). Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Columbus, OH, USA. 
  • Gregorio, Jeff and Kim, Youngmoo E. (2016, August), Phrase-level audio segmentation of jazz improvisations informed by symbolic data. In Proceedings of the International Society on Music Information Retrieval Conference, New York City, NY, USA. [PDF]
  • Gregorio, J., & Prockup, M., & Morton, B. G., & Kim, Y. E. (2016, May), Broader Perspectives in the Understanding of Musical Expression. In Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (Music and HCI Workshop), San Jose, CA, USA. [PDF]
  • Gregorio, J., & Rosen, D. S., & Morton, B. G., & Batula, A. M., & Caro, M., & Scott, J., & Kim, Y., & Lindstrom, K. M. (2015, June), Introduction to STEAM Through Music Technology (Evaluation). Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Seattle, WA, USA. [PDF]
  • Gregorio, J., & Rosen, D. S., & Caro, M., & Kim, Y. (2015, June), Descriptors for Perception of Quality in Jazz Piano Improvisation. In Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression, Baton Rouge, LA, USA. [PDF]
  • Gregorio, J., & Morton, B. G., & Kim, Y., & Ward, J. S. (2013, June), Music Technology as a Vehicle to STEM/STEAM for High School Students. Paper presented at 2013 ASEE Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia. [PDF]