Sean Winters teaches Sound & Music Technology as Affiliate Faculty in the Department of Fine and Performing Arts’ Music Program at Regis. Courses taught include Intro to Music Technology, Hearing The World: Music And Audio Technology In Contemporary Society, and Independent Studies. Sean is a sonic artist, audiovisual performer, audio engineer, multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, and hacker/technologist.
I’ve spent a considerable amount of time over the years reflecting on how I might be able to inspire young minds to think outside the box. I’ve realized that - above all else - I desire to empower my students with useful, practical, and virtuosic skills. That said, a well-rounded education will hopefully be comprised of a lot more than simply obtaining skills. Learning to be an engaged member of society who’s capable of working well with others to help solve global problems requires quite a bit more than thorough knowledge of how to work with a synthesizer. However, knowledge of anything - whether it’s basic digital computer literacy or complex analog sound synthesis - pretty much always begins with a certain specific skill set.
“I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones.”