Music Now, November 2, 2020, Adventures in Synth-(Building)-Land
Florida State University SCI Chapter Presentation, October 14, 2020, When Left To His Own Devices
International CSound Conference (ISCS), September 28, 2019, MVerb: A Modified Waveguide Mesh Reverb Plugin, Auditorium Fernando Mencherini, Teatro Comunale, Cagli (Pesaro-Urbino), Italy.
Musicacoustica Festival, October 22, 2018, Audio Playgrounds: Compositional Tools and Strategies, Beijing Central Conservatory, Beijing, P.R. China.
Music Now, February 20, 2017, Spinning Silence in the Possible Blue, University of North Texas, Denton, TX USA.
Music Now, February 1, 2016, Illusory Lines, University of North Texas, Denton, TX USA.
iARTA Symposium, February 13, 2015, Immersive Audio Strategies, University of North Texas, Denton, TX USA.
Taipei National University for the Arts, October 29, 2014, Master Class for composition students, Taipei, Taiwan
WOCMAT Conference, October 28, 2014, keynote address, Sound Design and Spatialization: Tools and Strategies, National Chou Tung University, Hsinchu City, Taiwan
Taipei National University for the Arts, October 27, 2014, Guest Lecture, Process, Structure and Transformation: the Acousmatic and Interactive in Recent Works by Jon Christopher Nelson, Taipei, Taiwan
SEAMUS National Conference, March 28, 2014, Workshop presentation, Physical Modeling with gen~ in Max 6, Wesleyan College, Middletown, CT, USA
Stockholm Royal Conservatory, March 7, 2014, guest lecture AcousmaTex: Electroacoustic Music in the South Central US, Stockholm, Sweden.
UNT, College of Visual Arts and Design, October 17, 2013, guest lecture on the History of Computer Music for Computing in the Arts class.
Resonances Conference, Krakow, Poland, October 11, 2013 via Skype, guest lecture on Physical Modeling using gen~ in Max 6.
Perot Museum of Science, October 4, 2013, TED style lecture on Aural Illusion, Social Sciences Sound Event, Perot Museum of Science, CEMICircles Festival, Dallas, TX, USA.
Indiana University, September 12, 2013 via Skype, guest lecture on Recent Music of Jon Christopher Nelson and Physical Modeling with gen~ in Max 6.
Louisiana State University, October 23-25, 2011, featured guest composer, presented two works on the Cinema for the Ears, concert and provided two lectures.
Indiana University, March 31, 2011, presented lecture “Sound Design in Jon Christopher Nelson’s Recent Acousmatic Music” via video conferencing.
Sichuan National Conservatory, November 15-20, 2010, featured guest composer, presented a concert of my music, two seminars and master classes.
Iowa State University, November 16-18, 2009. Lectured on "The Electroacoustic Music of Jon Christopher Nelson" and "Spatialization, Granulation, and Physical Modeling Tools for Acousmatic Audio Production."
National Chaio Tung University, May 6-8, 2008. Lectured on "Trajectories in Recent Music of Jon Nelson" and "Acousmatic Techniques and Strategies."
National Taiwan University for the Arts, May 9, 2008. Lectured on "Three Recent Works by Jon Nelson."
National Taipei University for Teaching, May 9, 2008. Lectured on "Three Recent Works by Jon Nelson."
Rice University, January 20, 2005. Presented a concert of my compositions and provided a master class for students.
University of Minnesota, January 29, 2004. Presented a concert of my compositions and provided a master class for student composers.
University of Missouri, Kansas City, December 10-12, 2002. Provided two master classes for graduate composers (one electroacoustic, one acoustic), lectured on “Sound Spatialization and Recent Compositional Concerns,” presented my music at two regional high schools, and had three compositions presented in concert by the Musica Nova Ensemble at UMKC.
Arizona State University, Institute for Studies in the Arts, October 20, 2001. “Straddling the Fence: Reflections on the Nature and Potential of Computer Music Technology” (Keynote Address) at the "Hopping the Electric Fence" conference on the current state of electro-acoustic music.
Harvard University, April 9, 2001. Guest Composer Colloquium, “Compositional Strategies: Spectro- and Spatio-Morphology as Formal Determinants” and Master Class for graduate composers.
University of Alabama at Birmingham/Birmingham Art Music Alliance (BAMA), May 14, 2001.BAMA Guest Composer, “Granular Synthesis Techniques and GrainMaker 2.0.”
Hong Kong Baptist University, November 25-December 4, 2000. Composer in Residence.
Cleveland State University, November 6, 2000. Composer in Residence, “Recent Compositions by Jon Christopher Nelson.”
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, April 6, 1999. “Wave Terrain and Granular Synthesis Techniques.”
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, April 4, 1999. Guest Composer Residency, “Recent Electro-Acoustic Works by Jon Christopher Nelson.”
Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States national conference, Dartmouth College, April 18, 1998. “Wave Terrain Synthesis Revisited: A Practical Model for Sound Synthesis Utilizing Three-Dimensional Function Tables.”
Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States national conference, Dartmouth College, April 17, 1998. Invited panelist on “The Csound Panel.”
Collin County Community College Electronic Music Festival, April 4, 1998. “Wave Terrain Synthesis: A Tutorial and Demonstration.”
Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States national conference, University of Kansas City, April 5, 1997. Invited Panelist on "Aesthetics of Sound Design."
Collin County Community College Electronic Music Festival, February 8, 1997. "Granular Synthesis: A Tutorial and Demo." Invited Festival Guest Artist.
Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States national conference, Ithaca College, March 24, 1995. "Soundfile Granulation on the Macintosh: Simple Csound Instruments and MAX Score Generators."
Columbia University, New York, March 22, 1995. "Granular Synthesis Techniques."
State University of New York at Stony Brook, March 21, 1995. "Compositional Techniques in Three Recent Electro-Acoustic Works by Jon Christopher Nelson."
Institute for Electro-Acoustic Music in Sweden, Swedish Chapter of the ICEM Seminar, December 5, 1994. "Electro-Acoustic and Compositional Techniques in Recent Works by Jon Christopher Nelson."
Sweden's National Electronic Music Studio in Stockholm, Sweden, December 3-4, 1994. Taught an intensive weekend seminar on "Csound."
FSU Music Theory Conference, Florida State University, February 27, 1993. "Voice-Leading Strategies and Formal Design in Elliott Carter's Recent Compositions."
Society of Composers, Inc., Regional Conference, Texas Christian University, February 20, 1992. "Formal Design and Strategy in Elliott Carter's Enchanted Preludes."
University of Miami Composers Forum Lecture Series, September 6, 1991. "Recent Compositions by Jon Christopher Nelson."
College Music Society Regional Meeting, Bates College, April 13, 1991. "Cadential Structure in Elliott Carter's Penthode."
Brandeis University Colloquium Series, April 10, 1991. "Structural Design of Six études brèves."
New England Conference of Music Theorists, College of the Holy Cross, April 6, 1991. "Cadential Structure in Elliott Carter's Penthode."
Berklee College of Music Faculty Artist Series, January 25, 1991. "Structural Design of Six études brèves."
Gothenburg Music Conservatory, Sweden, March 14, 1990. "Recent Compositional Strategies in my Electro-Acoustic Music."
Lund University, Sweden, March 13, 1990. "Current Trends in Digital Synthesis."
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, September 22, 1988. "Digital Oscillators," Guest lecturer in Techniques of Digital Audio Processing class.