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About Gillian Desmarais

Gillian Desmarais is the K-12 Music Production and Engineering Teacher for Maplewood Public Schools in Minnesota. She has been nationally recognized for her work in electronic composition and is an active clinician and adjudicator for state and international music conferences and competitions. She has collaborated with Ableton Live, RealTime Audio and Jamstik to design new music technologies and curriculum for the classroom. As a music technology graduate student at New York University, she continues to perform IRB research in collaboration with Dr. Alex Ruthmann, Director of the NYU MusEDLab, for developing curriculum, new music ensembles and web applications.