Eric Lyon has been appointed an associate professor of practice in the School of Performing Arts and Cinema at Virginia Tech’s College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

Lyon is one of 14 new faculty members at the college this fall. These new hires are part of the college’s ongoing efforts to attract renowned scholars to strengthen and expand its teaching, research, and engagement programs. More than 70 full-time permanent faculty members have been added to the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences in the past three years under the leadership of Dean Sue Ott Rowlands.

Lyon’s research areas include composition, music technology, digital music, spatial audio, and computer chamber music. He is teaching courses in orchestration, music technology, and digital sound manipulation. He was awarded the Giga-Hertz Prize from Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe in 2011 and is the author of “Designing Audio Objects for Max/MSP and Pd” (A-R Editions, 2012).

Lyon holds a Ph.D. in composition from the University of California at San Diego, a Bachelor of Arts degree in music from Princeton University, and a Master of Arts degree in composition from the Eastman School of Music.