Michael Ahearn

Department of Transmedia

Instructor, Computer Art and Animation

Michael Ahearn

102 Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse, NY 13244-1210


Michael Ahearn is a well-rounded sound engineer, specializing in live sound, recording, mixing, and mastering.

He is currently the live sound engineer of the Turquoise Tiger night club at Turning Stone Resort Casino. He enjoys writing his own music, such as electronic music, soundscapes, and even indie pop rock. Along with coding his own instruments and effects in Max, an audio/visual programming language, he has also been known for turning his Xbox 360 controller into a MIDI effects controller for live performance.


  • M.F.A., Syracuse University
  • B.F.A., Syracuse University


Sound engineering, electronic music production, songwriting, sound design, electronic instruments and effects coding

Courses Taught

  • CAR 241 Audio Production and Recording I
  • CAR 341 Audio Production and Recording II