Geoffrey Kidde

Geoffrey Kidde

Professor, Music

Music Building 104
Tuesday 1:00-3:00PM; Friday 2:00-3:00PM; and by appt.
1 (914) 798-2708

About Me

Prof. Geoffrey Kidde, a composer, has written award-winning music for diverse musical forces. His opera, “The Machine Stops,” was presented in a reading in New York City in 2011. “Songs from William Carlos Williams,” for chorus, was recorded on CD by the Gregg Smith Singers and “Quest,” for orchestra, by the Slovak Radio Symphony. Two of his flute and piano scores have been published by SCI Journal and Alry Publications.

His music has been presented in concert in the United States, Europe, and Japan by leading musicians and ensembles such as The Schnabel Duo, David Korevaar, Geoffrey Burleson, The Boston Composers String Quartet, Rachel Rudich, The Gregg Smith Singers, and Joan Rowland. As a performing flutist, he has presented his own compositions at the 2009 College Music Society Conference, the 2005 National Flute Association Convention, and elsewhere.

Prof. Kidde teaches Music Theory and Technology. He received his D.M.A. in 1995 from Columbia University, where he studied with Mario Davidovsky, Chou Wen-chung, and George Edwards; in 1988 he received a M.Mus. from New England Conservatory, where he studied with John Heiss and Malcolm Peyton. His principal flute teachers were Robert Dick, Patricia Spencer, and Robert Stallman.

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Current Courses
Music Theory III and IV
Audio for Games
Interactive Music
Computer Music
Advanced Topics in Music Technology
Doctor of Musical Arts, Columbia University
Master of Music, New England Conservatory
Bachelor of Arts, Columbia University
Feature Publications


Learning Music Theory with Logic, Max, and Finale