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michael edgerton

  • D.M.A.
  • Associate Professor
  • Universiti Malaya Fakulti Sains Komputer dan Teknologi Maklumat
  • 4PublicationsNumber of items in michael's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 1Followers

Research interests

dynamicsaural perceptionacousticsmusic compositionvoicemusic


I am an active composer of modern classical music for instruments, voices and electronics. Previously I often collaborated in bringing music together with other mediums, such as theater, movement and visual art. However, in the last 10 years, I have become increasingly interested in complexity and the practical application of physical and perceptual models. My compositions have received international recognition, including the important German award, the Kompositionspreis der Landeshauptstadt Stuttgart 2007. My music has been performed by artists such as Stefan Östersjö, Kairos String Quartet, Ensemble Ars Nova, Matthias Bauer, Stockholm Saxophone Quartet, Gary Verkade, Angela Rademacher, Timo Kinnunen, Works-in-Progress Ensemble, Chatschatur Kanajan, Quartet New Generation, Jeffrey Burns. I am also an active researcher of voice, acoustics and perception and am regularly invited to deliver guest lectures. My work with the extra-normal voice is internationally known through performances, journal publications and a book, The 21st Century Voice.


Followers (1)

Publications (4)

  • The 21st Century Voice

    • Edgerton M
  • Non-Linear Phenomena in Contemporary Vocal Music.

    • Neubauer J
  • Palatal Sound: A Comprehensive Model of Vocal Tract Articulation.

    • Edgerton M
  • The throat singers of Tuva.

    • Levin T
    • Edgerton M

Professional experience

Associate Professor

The University of Malaya

November 2011 - Present


Doctorate of Musical Arts

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

August 1988 - June 1994(6 years)

Masters of Music

College of Arts & Letters, Michigan State University

January 1985 - January 1987(2 years)

Bachlors of Arts

the University of Wisconsin at Parkside

August 1979 - September 1984(5 years)