October 15, 2014 — Coral Gables, Fla. — Colby Leider, associate professor and director of the Music Engineering Technology program at Frost, was awarded the 2014 Phillip Frost Award for Excellence in Teaching and Scholarship. He and his faculty team presently work on more than $5 million in sponsored research. Leider is associate editor of Computer Music Journal and works as a consultant in patent-infringement cases involving audio and new media technologies. His research interests include digital audio signal processing, sound synthesis and spatialization, tuning systems, and alternate controllers for music making. He has received grants from the National Science Foundation and many other notable organizations. He composes music, builds musical instruments, and has received prizes and honors from the American Composers Forum and the International Computer Music Association, to name a few. He is the author of Digital Audio Workstation, published by McGraw-Hill.