Assistant Professor of Sound Recording
Campus Address: Rockwell Hall 132H
Master of Arts, European Media, Utrecht School of the Arts, The Netherlands
Master of Music, Art of Sound, Royal Conservatoire, The Hague, The Netherlands
Bachelor of Art and Technology, Sound Design, Utrecht School of the Arts, The Netherlands
Bachelor of Music, Classical Clarient, Royal Conservatoire, The Hague, The Netherlands
Bachelor of Music, Art of Sound, Royal Conservatoire The Hague, The Netherlands
Thilo Schaller is an internationally recognized music producer, sound engineer and composer.
Born and raised in Germany, he received his first musical training on the violin at the age of seven and later started playing clarinet, saxophone, and piano. For his studies in Art of Sound (Music Production) and Classical Clarinet at the Royal Conservatoire in Den Haag, Professor Schaller moved to the Netherlands. After taking composition lessons with Roderik de Man and obtaining a master’s degree in Art of Sound, he studied Sound Design and Composition in Contexts at the Faculty of Media Technology of the Utrecht School of Arts. He worked as freelance composer, record producer, and assistant producer for radio4 - the national classical radio station of the Netherlands - before becoming assistant professor in the Department of Music at the University of Lethbridge in Canada. In January 2017 he joined the Music Department at Buffalo State.
As record producer/sound engineer, Professor Schaller has worked with various solo artists and orchestras in Europe, Russia and North America. He has produced albums nominated for the Best List of the German Record Critics’ Award and the Echo Jazz. He is frequently invited for guest lectures, workshops and master classes to renowned institutions such as the Banff Centre and the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague. In 2016 Thilo was visiting professor at UNTREF in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Professor Schaller composes music for the concert hall as well as for various media contexts. His works have been performed in England, Scotland, Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, Tanzania, Spain, Canada, and Italy. His music is often described as contemporary and accessible. His first score for Canadian film was nominated for the Alberta Film and Television Awards in 2014.