D.M.A. Music, University of Miami Frost School of Music, 1994
B.A. M.M. Music, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, 1982
B.A. Music, Cameron University, 1980


Scott Deal has performed throughout the world premiering solo, chamber and mixed media works, and can be heard on the Albany, Centaur, Cold Blue, SCI, and Neuma record labels. Deal has built his work at the nexus of music performance and emerging artistic technologies. He is the founder of the Telematic Collective, an Internet performance group comprised of artists and computer specialists, and was the founder for the computer-acoustic trio Big Robot (2008-2018). In 2020 he launched Earth Day Art Model Festival, a transmedia event highlighting telematic and media-enriched musical performances from around the world.

Deal has received funding from organizations that include Meet the Composer, Lilly Foundation New Frontiers, Indiana Arts Council, Clowes Foundation, IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute, ConocoPhillips, and the University of Alaska. His areas of expertise include music technology, music performance (percussion), computer musical interactivity, and high bandwidth Internet performance art (known as telematic art).

Awards + Grants

  • Internet2 IDEA Award, 2011.
  • Indiana University, President's Arts and Humanities Fellow, 2023.