[node:title] [node:field_people_bio_last_name] | [site:name]
Gordon Cobb BFA (SFU), M.Mus. (LCM), PhD (SFU)
Gordon received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University and his Masters of Music in Composition for New Media from the London College of Music in the UK. He also completed a PhD in Arts Education at Simon Fraser University where his research explored multimodal composing practices, new musical literacies, and transformative music engagement in music video production with urban youth. His work as a music composer and sound designer has been showcased in numerous public venues, including two Olympic Games commissions (Torino 2006 and Vancouver 2010), the VanDusen Botanical Gardens Festival of Lights, the New York City Ballet, and the Cedar Lake Ensemble, New York; and on television with The Knowledge Network, and the National Film Board of Canada where he was the recipient of a 2013 Leo Award nomination. Gordon has been an instructor at the Sarah McLachlan School of Music since 2002, teaching piano, music fundamentals, musical theatre, sound lab, songwriting, and music video production. Gordon has also developed innovative music programs for the Arts Umbrella, the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, the Vancouver School Board, the Vancouver Biennale and Cobb House Studio. More information about Gordon’s work can be found at www.GordonCobbPhD.com.