ESP Biography



MATTHEW MILANO, Computer Science PhD student, Music undergrad




Major: Computer Science

College/Employer: Cornell

Year of Graduation: G

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Matthew is a second-year PhD student studying distributed systems and programming languages under Andrew Myers, preparing for an academic career of teaching and research. Matthew's undergraduate was in Musical Composition, in which he has many years' experience. In his spare time, Matthew enjoys fantasy world-building, tabletop RPGs, and board games.



Past Classes

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Video Game Music in Splash Spring 2016
Do you like music? Do you like video games? Then this is the course for you! Join us as we explore the role of music in video games, and what makes good video game music. We'll reveal the secrets behind the most catchy tunes of such greats as The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario, and Halo through an interactive lecture format.


Video Game Music 2: Now with more notes! in Splash Spring 2016
Do you like music? Do you like video games? Did you also like music and video games in "Video Game Music" last semester at SPLASH? Then this is the course for you! We'll review the secrets behind the most catchy tunes of such greats as The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario, and Halo through an interactive lecture format, and then we'll go further, using real music theory to analyze these pieces in detail. Bring a pencil and paper!


Video Game Music in Splash Fall 2015
Do you like music? Do you like video games? Then this is the course for you! Join us as we explore the role of music in video games, and what makes good video game music. We'll reveal the secrets behind the most catchy tunes of such greats as The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario, and Halo through an interactive lecture format.


Video Game Music in Splash Spring 2015
Do you like music? Do you like video games? Then this is the course for you! Join us as we explore the role of music in video games, and what makes good video game music. We'll reveal the secrets behind the most catchy tunes of such greats as The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario, and Halo through an interactive lecture format.