Ronald H. Sadoff, Ph.D.
New York University Dept. of Music & Performing Arts Professions
Associate Professor, Director & Chair
Ronald Sadoff is the Director of Programs in Film Scoring and Songwriting at NYU, having authored both their curricula and core courses. Sadoff composed the score for John Canemaker’s, The Moon and The Son: An Imagined Conversation, starring John Turturro and Eli Wallach. The film premiered at The Museum of Modern Art and was awarded an Oscar in 2006. His scores include the 2013 film advocating for gun control, “Demand a Plan,” featuring Julianne Moore and Philip Seymour Hoffman. In 2012, Sadoff produced the score for CNN’s “Obama Revealed,” broadcast throughout the final months of the presidential campaign. For Oscar-winning director Peggy Stern, he scored Chuck Jones: Memories of Childhood, which screened at The Telluride Film Festival in 2008/09 as part of a Warner Brothers retrospective. Produced for Turner Classic Movies, Chuck Jones premiered on TCM in 2009 in tandem with a group of rarely screened Looney Toons. Sadoff has been featured on CNN, having composed scores for film, radio, and television, including the acclaimed PBS Daughters of the Troubles featuring Angelica Huston, and the Oscar and Directors Guild winning film, Bleach. His theme and incidental music for Public Radio’s What’s On Your Mind? was heard throughout twelve years of its broadcast. The theme for NYU Doctor Radio, now in its fifth year and heard in forty hours of weekly programming on Sirius Satellite Radio, was co-composed with Ira Newborn.
This course focuses on three important areas in music technology: spatialization, computer-aided composition, analysis and synthesis techniques. In each area, concepts and implementations will be explored in a variety of…