Associate Professor Charles Menoche teaches electro-acoustic and acoustic composition, music technology, orchestration, and music theory studies at Central Connecticut State University. He also serves as director of the department’s eighteen-station Music Microcomputer Lab. In 2014-15 he founded the CCSU iPad Ensemble. He served as department chair from 2008 to 2014.
Dr. Menoche holds degrees in music education from Tennessee Technological University, where he was a member of the Tennessee Tech Tuba Ensemble and studied tuba with R. Winston Morris and composition with Robert Jager. At The University of Texas in Austin he studied acoustic composition with Dan Welcher, Karl Korte, Donald Grantham, Morton Subotnick, and electro-acoustic composition with Russell Pinkston and Stephen Montague.
As a composer, Dr. Menoche has written a variety of works for voice, acoustic instruments, small and large ensembles, and electro-acoustic media. He has also collaborated with dancers, theater productions, and visual artists. Recent works include Intrada for trumpet, trombone and electronics written for the 40th CCSU Summer Music Institute, Concertino for tuba and chamber ensemble premiered by the Hartford Independent Chamber Ensemble and Musyc Music written for the CCSU iPad ensemble and premiered at the CMEA 2015 conference. Collaborative installations with Ronald Todd have been presented at Burning Man, his electro-acoustic work, Soundpiece #1: Text-sound Études on Words of Walt Whitman was selected for inclusion on the Society for Electro-acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS) 2007 conference program, and one of his works for band, In the Machine, is published by Boosey and Hawkes as part of their Windepence Series.
He is a regular presenter at the national ATMI (Association for Technology in Music Instruction) and TI:ME (Technology Institute for Music Educators) conferences and has written reviews of music technology resources for Notes, the journal of the Music Library Association.